Don’t Let Dirty AC Coils Ruin Your Life

If you’re like most homeowners, the most you see of your air conditioning system is the thermostat inside the home and the exterior unit on the outside. The system is made up of many vital components, especially the evaporator coil and the condenser coil. Without these, you would not have cooling, or moisture control for that matter.
Dirty coils are reasonably easy for an expert technician to fix, if you catch them early. Here is how AC Repair in Tampa can make your whole system work better.

How Do AC Coils Work?

Although air conditioning is a cycle that works more or less continuously, you can think of the evaporator coil near the beginning and the condenser coil near the end of the process. Your AC has a line that cycles refrigerant in and out of your house, up to several times an hour. The evaporator coil runs air across the refrigerant to absorb heat and humidity, which are equally important in Florida. The condenser coil allows that heat to escape outdoors, so you can keep a lower temperature inside.

When Dirty Coils Spell Disaster


Since both of these components have access to moderated airflow, they can get dirty on occasion. This is particularly problematic if you have a clogged air filter, since that controls the air that flows over your evaporator coil. You know that dirt mixed with water creates mud. As long as those coils are clean and clear, they work normally. Add a little dirt or lawn debris, and you have a muddy mess. This causes your system to overload, which can turn a finely-tuned coil into an icy, leaking nightmare. Here are a few indications that you have trouble:

  • Poor cooling output
  • System keeps turning on but not reaching the right temperature
  • Dripping water inside or outside

Dirty coils can’t clean themselves, and the system can eventually burn out trying to operate despite this issue. That is why you don’t want to delay contacting Gulf Coast Air Systems for expert AC Repair.

Trust Gulf Coast for Air Conditioning Repair in Tampa

You might think that a system that sits outside year-round is meant to handle a little dirt on occasion. While this is generally true, and most people don’t need to cover the unit, it still requires regular upkeep to stay clean and in good functioning order. When you call Gulf Coast Air Systems, we can come out and test your system, looking for common problems like dirty coils. If you schedule air conditioning repair as soon as you notice a problem, you are more likely to get a quicker solution at a lower cost.

For all things AC repair in Tampa, you can count on Gulf Coast Air Systems to fix the problem. Give us a call at 813-689-2082 today for quality AC repair, maintenance, and replacement services.