Connecticut Evaporator Coil Replacement and Installation
Replacing Evaporator Coils in Fairfield County and New Haven County
An evaporator coil is a critical component in your home's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, playing a pivotal role in cooling and dehumidifying indoor air. Consisting of tubes filled with refrigerant, the evaporator coil absorbs heat from the surrounding air, thus providing you with a cool, comfortable interior. Over time, the evaporator coil can wear out or become damaged due to factors like corrosion, leaks, or a simple breakdown of materials, necessitating replacement. A faulty evaporator coil can lead to poor cooling performance, higher energy costs, and even damage to other parts of your HVAC system.
When you need Connecticut evaporator coil replacement and installation, turn to a family-run company that has been providing trusted HVAC solutions to homes and businesses since 1980. At Levco, our certified technicians are prepared to service and replace all elements of your central or mini-split air conditioning system, including your evaporator coil. If your air conditioning system is no longer operating at peak efficiency, we can determine whether issues with your evaporator coil are to blame. Should we discover problems, we will advise whether a cleanup of buildup will resolve the issue or if a complete replacement is necessary.
Because we arrive in trailers full of supplies, we are frequently able to complete evaporator cool installations in a single day! Call (203) 533-8249 or contact us online to request service.
How Does an Evaporator Coil Work?
Think of the evaporator coil as the lungs of your HVAC system. As warm air passes over the coil, the refrigerant inside absorbs that heat, effectively 'inhaling' it. Consequently, the air that is 'exhaled' back into the room is much cooler. This heat-absorption process also causes moisture in the air to condense on the coils, thereby acting as a dehumidifier. The refrigerant, now transformed into a high-pressure gas due to the absorbed heat, moves on to the compressor and the cycle repeats. However, an evaporator coil can encounter a range of problems affecting its efficiency.
One common issue is a refrigerant leak, which can be due to corrosion or physical damage to the coil. This usually results in inadequate cooling and a spike in energy costs as the system works harder to reach the desired temperature.
A frozen coil is another potential problem, often caused by a dirty air filter restricting airflow to the coil. If the coil is too cold, any moisture condensing on it could freeze, hindering the coil's ability to absorb heat and again leading to subpar cooling performance.
A more severe issue is a complete coil failure, typically a result of prolonged neglect or extensive corrosion. In this scenario, the coil cannot perform its heat absorption function at all, which can lead to other components of the HVAC system overworking and potentially failing as well. Regular maintenance and timely repairs are crucial in preventing such problems and ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your evaporator coil.
If your evaporator coil is experiencing any of these problems, you can count on us for Connecticut evaporator coil replacement and installation. We will diagnose the nature and severity of the issue before advising whether you need a new evaporator coil.
How Often Do I Need to Replace My Evaporator Coil?
On average, an evaporator coil should last between 10 to 15 years. If your HVAC system is regularly serviced and well-maintained, your coil will last on the longer end of this range. However, if you've had recurring issues with your coil, such as persistent refrigerant leaks or frequent freezing, it might be more cost-effective in the long run to replace the coil sooner rather than continuously paying for repairs.
Put another way, if your evaporator coil is at least 10 years old but is now having frequent issues, it may be time to consider a replacement. Our experts can help you determine whether repair or replacement is the best choice based on the specific condition of your coil and the rest of your system.
Signs You Need a New Evaporator Coil
Signs that you may need a new evaporator coil can be subtle, but it is crucial to identify them promptly to maintain the efficiency of your HVAC system. Remember, regular maintenance – including prompt intervention if you notice a problem – can extend the life of your evaporator coil and increase the efficiency of your HVAC system. Waiting too long to address HVAC issues can lead to costly, disruptive, and avoidable breakdowns.
You should not hesitate to get in touch with our team at Levco to assess the condition of your evaporator coil if you encounter any of the following problems:
- Inadequate cooling. Your evaporator coil may be to blame if your system is regularly running but your home is not reaching the desired temperatures or if certain areas are consistently warmer than others. When the coil is not working effectively, the system cannot absorb heat from the air as it should, resulting in poor cooling performance.
- Higher energy bills. A damaged evaporator coil can cause your HVAC system to work harder to cool your home, leading to an increase in energy consumption despite no corresponding change in behavior. If you notice an unexpected surge in your energy bills, it might be due to an inefficient or failing coil.
- Refrigerant leaks. Refrigerant leaks may occur due to corrosion or physical damage to the coil. As the refrigerant level drops due to the leak, your HVAC system will have to work harder to achieve the desired indoor temperature, leading to increased energy consumption and more expensive energy bills. Moreover, continuous leaking of refrigerant can cause further damage to the coil. If refrigerant leaks are persistent despite regular repairs, your evaporator coil is likely nearing the end of its service life, and a replacement may be the more cost-effective solution.
When your coil is causing you trouble, we can provide timely Connecticut evaporator coil replacement and installation. We offer 24/7 emergency service, so if your coil is threatening the health of your HVAC system, call (203) 533-8249 or contact us online today!
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