Cleaning the parts of your HVAC system is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid costly repairs and increase your system’s lifespan. The evaporator coil is one of the main components of the unit that is responsible for its reliability and operation. Here are a few of the top signs it’s time to clean the evaporator to keep it operating properly.

A Higher Energy Bill

You may notice a sudden increase in your energy bill, which can be due to a dirty evaporator that is no longer as efficient as it was a few months prior. If the weather hasn’t changed, then the increase in your energy usage may be due to a dirty coil that is having a harder time operating, which can cause it to drain more energy. It can even become damaged or lead to issues, and this means you need our professional HVAC repair technician to service it.

Your Home Doesn’t Feel as Cool

If the evaporator becomes dirty and covered in dust, then it can prevent the air conditioner from operating as well, which means your home doesn’t feel as cool during the warmer seasons. You may notice that certain rooms are warmer than the rest of the house, or it takes longer for the interior setting to reach the temperature you set the programmable thermostat to each day.

The Evaporator Freezes

In some circumstances, the evaporator coils can start to freeze if there’s a buildup of dirt and grime because it can prevent heat absorption. Condensation can start to form, and the water will eventually turn into ice.

Call Palm Desert Air Conditioning and Heating Co. to schedule an appointment for one of our technicians to inspect the evaporator fan coils and remove dirt from the parts.

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