A/C Evaporator Coils Maintenance Guide
Cleaning Your A/C Evaporator Coils Safely
The evaporator coils on your unit are incredibly delicate, and damaging them can lead to expensive repairs. For this reason, our experts in HVAC maintenance have put together a maintenance guide so you can clean your evaporator coils safely.
Getting Access to the Coils
First, you need to locate the access panel. Then remove it to make visible the evaporator coil. If required, check the A/C owner’s manual for further details.
- Turn the A/C off.
- Remove any fasteners or screws to loosen and remove the access panel.
- Put the screws and panel in a safe spot so they won’t get lost.
Once you found the coils, use water from a garden hose. Applying the water directly to the coils, rinse them thoroughly. With the help of a brush with soft bristles get rid of any lingering particles.
Liquid Soap and Baking Soda
To remove minor accumulations of dirt from evaporator coils, mix some liquid soap with baking soda. Apply the solution to the evaporator coils. Let the solution soak in and loosen debris for three minutes. Apply more of the mix if needed. Then, with a brush specially fabricated to clean A/C coils, remove the loose material and dry it off carefully with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Once you are done, reassemble the air conditioner and reconnect power to the condensing unit.
A/C Prevention and Solution Services in Colorado
Your A/C coils will underperform as they become dirtier. A gradual buildup of sediment and other contaminants inhibits the cooling process and diminishes the lifespan of the machine. Plus, algae, mildew, and mold can also grow over the coil, preventing your HVAC system from working properly and reducing the indoor air quality of your home. Bi-monthly maintenance and cleaning can solve both of these problems. Contact the HVAC experts at Quinnair to get help or to schedule an appointment.