The evaporator coil is essential to every air conditioning system. The refrigerant in your AC system would not be able to absorb and transfer heat without it, so you must be aware of when the evaporator coil malfunctions. Here are three signs that the air conditioner in your Madison, MS, home has a bad evaporator coil:

Poor Cooling

The function of the evaporator coil in an AC system is to allow refrigerant to evaporate and absorb heat from the surrounding air. After this, the refrigerant can travel to the condenser, heat up, reach an even higher pressure and then condense in the condenser coil. Refrigerant therefore absorbs heat from the air in your home when it evaporates and deposits that heat outside when it condenses.

If your system’s evaporator coil breaks or fills with too much debris, it won’t be able to cool your home effectively. It’ll either fail to turn on or operate inefficiently. The only way to overcome this is to request AC repairs or maintenance to either fix the evaporator coil or remove any debris.

Continuous Running

When all is normal, your AC system should alternate between turning on and off as indoor temperatures require. When the evaporator coil malfunctions and the process described above can’t proceed properly, your AC system will no longer be able to pass through regular cycles. Instead, it’ll probably stay on continuously to compensate for the issues with the evaporator coil.

AC System Won’t Turn On

The most extreme consequence is the total shutdown of your AC system. When an evaporator coil doesn’t process air from the blower motor, it can prevent your air conditioner from turning back on. If your system runs constantly, it’ll put added strain on its components and increase the likelihood of a total breakdown.

If the evaporator coil goes bad, your AC system will give signals. Once this happens, call Modern Air to schedule AC repair services as soon as possible.

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