Your air conditioner is made up of multiple different parts. The Condenser coil is located outside, and is one of two coils that make up your system. The other coil is located indoors and is called the Evaporator coil. After the gas refrigerant is pressurized and heated in the compressor, it then enters the condenser coil where the heat is removed. How does this happen? The gas refrigerant transfers its heat to the air blowing over it. At the same time, the refrigerant cools and turns into liquid. The air around the coil then starts to heat up and is blown out of the top of the unit.
How it works
In order for the coils to transfer heat properly, it is important that all surfaces are clean. Because the condenser unit is usually located outside, it is more susceptible to dirt and grime. Dirty condenser coils can cause heat to get trapped inside, unable to be released. Even if your coil is located somewhere inside, like a mechanical room, it more than likely is located in a section of the building where it allows outdoor air. Which means it is still subjected to some of the outside elements.
Maintenance on your Condenser Coil
As a general rule, your condenser coil should be cleaned twice per year. Of course this doesn’t take into account a few vital things. First, the more you use your air conditioner, which is pretty much every day here in Florida, the more of a workout you’re giving it. Second, the age of your system, the older your equipment is the more prone it is to accumulating dirt quicker. Last, your condensers location, the closer it is to things such as construction, streets or sand and sea water, the more often it will need to be cleaned.
What you do
With our annual maintenance agreement not only will we check the function and cleanliness of your Condenser Coil, but also several other important aspects of your systems operation. Just want your Condenser Coil checked? No problem! Give our team a call and we schedule an appointment for you today!