In order to provide cool, comfortable homes and businesses in Houston, Texas, air conditioners are system of components that function harmoniously. To give you a clearer understanding of how it works and how to better identify the problems the air conditioner can have, you need a basic knowledge of the various parts of the air conditioner. Though there are many different components to an air conditioner, today, we at Absolute P&M Services would like to take the opportunity to highlight the air conditioner’s evaporator.
What is the Function of the Evaporator in AC?
Inside the top of the system in most air conditioning units is where the evaporator is located, which is comprised of a series of coils. From the condenser in its cool state, refrigerant enters the evaporator in liquid form. Once the liquid refrigerant enters the evaporator, is will come into low pressure. Due to this lower pressure, the liquid refrigerant turns into a gas. The gas will now absorb heat in the surrounding air. Essentially, this cools the air inside your home or business by removing the heat. The gas refrigerant returns to the condenser, transferring back to liquid and the cycle continues to repeat itself.
What is the Importance of AC Evaporator?Air Conditioner Evaporator Maintenance & Service
It is important to remember that your evaporator works very hard to keep your home cool and frequently requires some maintenance and care to keep it operating to its full potential. The first step is keeping the evaporator clean, otherwise the coils attract dirt, and the layer of dirt prevents the absorption of heat. Every 3-6 months, depending on your location, make sure the coils are cleaned. When the moisture evaporator freezes, the efficiency is limited.
How Do I Know if My AC Evaporator is Clogged or Bad?
1) AC system is not cooling the home or business. One of the first symptoms of a potential problem with the evaporator is inadequate cooling. If the evaporator temperature switch fails or has any issues that causes it to send an incorrect signal to the AC system, the system’s ability to produce cold air is affected.
2) Varying temperatures. A problem with the evaporator is indicated by fluctuating temperatures from the AC system. Should the evaporator temperature sensor send an incorrect or erratic signal to the computer, it can cause the air conditioner temperature to behave erratically. The temperature may suddenly alternate between cold and warm in addition to extra strain on the compressor, and consistently less cool cabin temperatures.
3) Sluggish AC Compressor. When an AC compressor that won’t activate, a possible problem with the evaporator temperature sensor. The compressor, which affects the performance of the air conditioner unit, is impacted when the evaporator fails.