Heat and Cool Tips

Dirty Condenser Coils

One of the ways in which a dirty condenser coil will affect an air conditioner is to reduce the overall efficiency of the unit. With a condenser coil that is dirty or blocked, the unit will have to work harder to achieve the same results. When the efficiency of the air conditioner is reduced, the unit will also cost the owner more money to operate. Reduced efficiency means that the unit must work harder which requires more electricity and in turn, this will result in higher utility bills.

An air conditioner with a dirty condenser coil may also lose some of its ability to provide cool air. A dirty condenser coil with have a reduced ability to transfer heat to the outside air and this can lead to a less effective cooling system. A person that is using an air conditioner that has a dirty condenser coil may find that the unit no longer provides adequate cooling to the structure. Or in some cases, they may find that it takes a much longer time to achieve the desired cooling.

The problems that result from a dirty condenser coil can also impact the operating life of the unit. A dirty condenser coil forces the unit to work harder, which leads to more wear and tear on the system. If the problem of a dirty condenser coil is addressed right away, this might not have a huge im pact, but if the system is continually put under this additional stress it will eventually impact the overall functionality of the air conditioner.

About Heat Pumps

When it's cold outside a heat pump extracts this outside heat and transfers it inside. When it's warm outside, it reverses directions and acts like an air conditioner , removing heat from your home. One advantage of a heat pump is that it moves heat instead of generating heat, giving you more energy efficiency.

Melton's hopes to answer any questions you may have and make you better informed about your equipment.