The outdoor portion of your air conditioner is important to the operation of your system, of course, but many people are unsure of just what it does. Today, we’ll go over a brief overview of what is contained in this unit. But mostly, we want you to know that there is an important component in the outside portion of your air conditioner that you should be careful to keep maintained: the condenser coil.
What the Outside Coil Does
Before we can tell you what the condenser coil does, you have to understand a little bit about refrigeration. Refrigeration, the cooling process used with a central AC, involves taking heat from the air inside of your home and moving this heat outside. Refrigerant absorbs heat as it moves through the inside portion of the system and evaporates (becomes a gas). It releases heat outdoors when it turns into a liquid—or condenses—at the condenser coil.
How Dirt Affects This
When there is dirt built up on the condenser coil, it cannot effectively do its job. The buildup can act as an insulator, preventing heat from dissipating into the air around it as easily. This means that the cooling cycle takes longer to complete. The parts of your AC system might become worn down, and you may need repairs sooner, in addition to paying higher energy bills.
Schedule a Maintenance Visit
Professional maintenance visits are key to your air conditioning system’s operation and continuing efficiency. We typically recommend these visits once per year, usually in the spring so that the coil gets cleaned off of debris that developed over the year, and so that other parts get adjustment as well to make the system operate more efficiently.
Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. today to schedule air conditioning maintenance services in Douglas, GA. We also tune up yacht AC systems! And we always do quality work at a fair price.