Indoor Air Quality
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How Does the Evaporator Coil Work?
The evaporator coil is the "anchor" to the air conditioning process: the point where the air is actually cooled. The refrigerant in the system moves through a constant loop which shifts if from gaseous to liquid form, and subjects it to a terrific amount of pressure. That’s the state it’s in when it arrives at the evaporator coils.
The expansion valve releases a set amount of liquid refrigerant into the coils, where it shifts back into gaseous form. In so doing, it pulls heat from the surrounding air. The cooled air can then be blown into your Boise home with a fan, while the gaseous refrigerant returns to the front of the loop to begin the process all over again.
What Happens When Problems Arise?
Like any other component in any complicated piece of machinery, evaporator coils can suffer from wear and tear, and ultimately may be damaged as well. In those cases, the coils will need to be replaced, which can be a costly operation.
But some problems associated with the coils actually stem from more benign causes and can be treated with much less expense and time. For example, frost forming on the coils is often caused by leaking refrigerant. The problem can be fixed simply by sealing the leak and recharging the refrigerant. The trained technicians at Ultimate Heating & Air, Inc can properly identify the source of the problem and correct it swiftly.
Trust the Professionals to Deal With Evaporator Coil Problems
Issues with the evaporator coil need to be treated in a professional manner regardless of the exact problem, and laymen who attempt to address the issue on their own will often cause more damage (as well as being on the hook for any problems that crop up in the interim).
A trained professional, on the other hand, possesses the license to handle such operations legally and the experience to ensure that the problem is diagnosed accurately. That way, you can rest assured knowing that the problem will be fixed the right way and that your air conditioner will be restored to full functionality once the operation is complete. Call our trained team to discuss your options today!