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A malfunctioning air conditioner doesn’t always mean that the entire unit needs to be replaced. We always examine the entire system to decide whether we can replace a single part and get the system running again, which saves our customers money. For instance, the evaporator coils in the air conditioner in your Macon, Georgia, home might impact the air conditioner’s overall performance.

Incompatible Coils

Just as you wouldn’t use parts designed for one car on a different manufacturer’s model, we don’t use one brand’s evaporator coils on another brand’s air conditioner. If you bought your home and you notice problems with your AC, it is a good idea to have your technician inspect the parts in your system.

We’ll examine your AC and let you know if we need to replace the coils. This problem remains common among customers who complain of high humidity levels and uneven cooling. After we replace the coils, you’ll immediately notice improved performance and increased energy efficiency.

Freezes and Leaks

Your air conditioner can freeze up if the evaporator coils get dirty, or a clogged filter restricts airflow to the unit. The obstructions prevent refrigerant from cooling to the right temperature, which leads to poor system performance.

Evaporator coils can also spring small leaks, which will cause the system to lose refrigerant. The holes in the coils are too small for the naked eye to see, but we use special equipment to detect leaks.

We’ll diagnose freezes and leaks for you, but you might notice telltale signs before we arrive, such as uneven airflow from vents, significant drainage in the condensate pan, and an air conditioner that never seems to shut off. Replacing the evaporator coils will prevent future leaks, keep your system from freezing up, and improve overall performance during the hottest months of the year.

You might not give your AC’s evaporator coils much thought, but they play a critical role in providing effective air conditioning. To schedule a diagnostic appointment, call 478-298-4115 to speak with a qualified technician at Pruett Air Conditioning today.

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