Heat Pump Evaporator Coils Are Easy To Clean

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Is your HVAC system having airflow issues? If you have already double-checked to make sure the registers are open, but you still feel like the air is not flowing as powerfully as it should, you want to solve this problem immediately. With winter coming quickly, you want to make sure your heater's airflow is adequate to keep your home warm on even the coldest nights. This article shows you one simple cleaning task that will likely increase the airflow of your heater. This is a great project, even if you don't have any knowledge of how HVAC systems work:

The Heat Pump's Evaporator Coils

A central HVAC system is complicated, and understanding exactly how one works isn't that important for this job. It is more important to figure out how to fix the vital functions that are not working properly. When it comes to airflow, the heat pump is obviously the most important thing. Heat pump itself is a fairly complicated design phase. If your heat pump is not even turning on, this is obviously the cause of your problem. However, if the pump sounds like it is running when your heater is turned on, but the airflow still seems weak, there could be a couple of causes. Dirty coils are the most likely cause.

Dirty Coils Need to Be Cleaned

The most common problem with a heat pump is that the evaporator coils are dirty. The evaporator is just one part of the heat pump, but if the coils get dirty, it slows down the entire operation. Ultimately, dirty evaporator coils put more stress on the heat pump, cause it to evaporate slower, and reduce the rate at which hot air is circulated into the duct system.

Cleaning the evaporator coils is very simple. You just need a coil cleaning brush and some cleaning solution. There are designated coil cleaning products, but these may not be necessary. Instead, you can just use an all-purpose liquid cleaner.

Your goal should be to remove any dust and dirt caked onto the coils, without damaging or bending them. The metal coils are extremely flimsy, so if you brush them the wrong way, they will get smashed down.

Clean and straight evaporator coils are essential if you want to have great airflow. As you can see, this work is simple, you don't need expensive tools, and you don't need to be an HVAC repair expert to figure it out. By just following the simple directions, you can improve your system and ultimately make it cheaper to run.

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