The cooling system in your Savannah, Georgia, home keeps you comfortable when temperatures start to rise. Several critical components must be in good condition to help the air conditioner run smoothly. One of these is the evaporator coil, which absorbs heat from the air as part of the cooling process. If your evaporator coil isn’t working, you won’t get the cool air you need, and it may be time to think about an upgrade.

What Is an Evaporator Coil?

The evaporator coil sits within the air handler or is attached to the furnace. When the air in the home gets warm, the air conditioner pulls it into the cooling system where the coil can absorb heat. It works alongside an evaporator to exchange heat. This is the basis of a refrigerated cooling system as well as the heating system within a heat pump. These coils form a loop and perform several functions. The evaporator coil also contains the refrigerant, which allows the heat to travel to the condenser coil within the outdoor unit.

Risks of a Damaged Evaporator Coil

Over time, your AC’s evaporator coil can become damaged. As a result, the refrigerant can leak out, and reduce the efficiency of the system. This chemical substance can also cause environmental damage if it leaks in high quantities. Without enough coolant, the air conditioner won’t be able to do its job. 

Signs of a Problem

If you notice that the air coming out of your vents isn’t very cool, this could be a sign that you need to replace the evaporator coil. Our experienced HVAC technicians can inspect the coil and determine the cause of the issue. A new evaporator coil can make a big difference in the efficiency and cooling potential of the system.

If you’re having trouble keeping cool in your home, call Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning at 912-373-8447 to schedule a consultation with one of our HVAC professionals.

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