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Arlington, VA Air Conditioning Tip: Signs of Condenser Coil Problems

Your home air conditioning system is comprised of various components that cooperate to cool the warm indoor air of your home and dissipate the heat into the outdoor air. This heat transfer process works by the radical temperature and pressure fluctuations of a refrigerant that circulates throughout the coils, compressor, and expansion valve. However, like all mechanical systems, your AC is prone to wear and tear and may require professional repair at some point. One such kind of problem concerns the condenser coil, which sits in the weatherized outdoor unit. We’d like to review some signs of condenser coil problems in this post so that you know how to identify problems when they occur. For excellent air conditioning repair services in Arlington, VA, call OASIS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. today!

  • Inadequate cooling: Your condenser coil works by accepting the high temperature and high pressure gas refrigerant from the compressor and dissipating its heat into the outside air. Because thermal energy naturally moves into colder air, the condenser coil circulates the refrigerant as an exhaust fan pulls the much cooler outdoor air through the outdoor unit. Unfortunately, if your condenser coil is full of dust and debris, it won’t be able to dissipate this heat effectively and this can result in adequate cooling.
  • Warm air: Another effect of a clogged or dirty condenser coil is warm air. If this thermal energy cannot dissipate, the refrigerant will not adequately cool down before reaching the expansion valve, and the result may be warm air blowing your supply ductwork, rather than crisp, cool air. Your condenser coil has to work in tandem with the rest of the components for the refrigerant cycle to operate efficiently and effectively.
  • Leak: Because of the intricacy of the coils, detecting a leak in your condenser coil can often be next to impossible without the use of professional equipment and techniques. But if you do have a leak, it can lead to all sorts of system imbalances and problems within your AC. If something just isn’t right with your AC and you can’t figure out why, call for a technician, who may be able to test your condenser coil for leaks.

These are just a handful of the signs that may indicate a problem with your condenser coils. For more information, or to schedule a professional air conditioning repair in Arlington, VA, call OASIS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. today! 

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