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Are Dirty Evaporator Coils Causing You Problems?

When it comes to taking care of your HVAC system, there are two important things you should do regularly: replace your air filters and clean your evaporator coils. We've given you plenty of reasons why it's unwise to have a dirty filter, but dirty evaporator coils are also the cause of a lot of HVAC issues.

Problems Caused By Dirty Evaporator Coils

Your evaporator coils are responsible for holding refrigerant that helps cool your home. When the coils are dirty, your HVAC system experiences a number of problems, such as:

Inefficient Cooling

If there is too much dirt, debris, or dust caked onto the coils, they can't draw out the heat that is passing over them. This leads to insufficient cooling and can make you feel very uncomfortable in certain areas of your home.

More Wear-and-Tear

When your HVAC system can't properly cool your home due to dirty evaporator coils, it has to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. All that extra strain can cause your system to wear down sooner than it would if the coils were properly maintained.

Higher Utility Costs

When your HVAC system works harder than it normally has to in order to keep your home comfortable, it uses a lot more energy. And all that energy will show up on your utility bill at the end of the month.

How to Keep Your Coils Clean

When it comes to cleaning your evaporator coils, you typically have two options. If you're pretty handy, you can clean them yourself. If you're not as confident about that task, you can call your trusted HVAC technician to get the job done.

Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has been helping residents in the Pittsburgh metro area keep their heating and cooling systems running well since 1980 — so you can trust us with your home comfort system, too!

For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 412.265.2662.