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The cooling system in your Grand Prairie, Texas, home keeps you comfortable through the scorching temperatures. Several parts inside the system need to be in good working condition to help your air conditioner operate correctly. The evaporator coil is one of these key components. Read on to discover how this coil works to cool your home and when you need to replace it.

What’s an Evaporator Coil?

An evaporator coil absorbs heat from the indoor air. You can find this coil inside the air handler in a central air conditioner or heat pump. These HVAC systems have both an evaporator coil and a condenser coil. Together, both coils complete the heat exchange process in these systems.

The evaporator coil contains refrigerant that the air conditioner or heat pump’s compressor moves into it. As air from the blower fan travels over the coil, the chilled refrigerant extracts the heat from your home’s indoor air. The refrigerant gets warmer and moves to the condenser coil in the outdoor unit of your HVAC system to expel the heat.

What Happens When It Becomes Damaged?

A damaged coil can cause refrigerant to leak out of an HVAC system. When this leak occurs, it reduces an HVAC system’s overall operating efficiency. Refrigerant leaks are also detrimental to the environment and an HVAC system’s health. Without the proper refrigerant levels, an air conditioner won’t be able to cool your home effectively. As a result, you’ll experience uncomfortable conditions.

Do You Have a Damaged Coil?

If the air coming out of your room vents isn’t cool, your HVAC system’s evaporator coil may not be working correctly. To determine whether a faulty evaporator coil is to blame, contact an HVAC service technician. Your system may need a new coil to correct the cooling problems.

Is your air conditioning system failing to keep your home cool this summer? Call Performance Heat and Air at 817-349-3567 to schedule an appointment with one of our service technicians.

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