Cleaning Your Air Conditioner Coils and Opportunity to Save Money?

Your commercial property air conditioning coils are some of the most important parts of the system. There are two types of coils in an air conditioning system: evaporator coils that absorb the heat and humidity from the air in your space, and condenser coils that expel that heat outside of your building.

In order for the coils to transfer heat effectively, the surfaces need to be clean. When the outside of the condenser coil is caked with dirt and grime, the heat gets trapped inside and can’t be effectively released. Since the condenser coil is part of the outdoor unit, it gets exposed to all the smog and pollution in the GTA air, so it can get fouled in a hurry. Even if your “outdoor” unit is located in an inside mechanical room (as is common in GTA spaces without access to outside space) that mechanical room has been constructed with louvers to provide outdoor air, so your condenser coil is still exposed to the elements.

When the evaporator coil gets dirty, it can’t remove as much heat and humidity from the air in your space. The evaporator coil is located indoors, but it’s still exposed to all the dust in your building and it’s easy for airborne particles to clog up the evaporator coil so it doesn’t cool as effectively. When you consider that the HVAC system unit affects the air you breathe all day long cleaning the coil will help you breathe easier in the workplace.

Consequences from a Dirty Coil?

Besides the fact that your air conditioner can’t cool your space as effectively when it’s dirty, there are other consequences of dirty coils:

HIGHER ENERGY BILLS: When the coils are dirty, your system has to work harder and run longer trying to keep your space cool. That means it uses significantly more electricity. You’ll see a drop in your bill when you have regular AC coil cleaning SAVING Energy and

MORE BREAKDOWNS: Running longer and working harder puts more strain on the system, causing parts to wear out faster and take down your system.

SHORTER EQUIPMENT LIFE SPAN: Over time, the increased wear on the systems shortens the expected life span of the equipment. You will find yourself requiring replacing of the HVAC equipment sooner than you thought, resulting in a large expense, that could have been avoided thru regular cleaning of the coils.

Considering all the things that are likely to go wrong with your air conditioner if you neglect AC coil cleaning, it’s a relatively inexpensive insurance policy. The fact is that AC coil cleaning and regular AC preventative maintenance more than pay for themselves with the resulting energy savings, lower repair bills and increased system lifespan.