If you have an air conditioner at home, there is a probability that you have come across a leaking evaporator coil. Now, this being an important component of A/C that provides indoor heating and cooling requires maintenance.
Leaks in A/C evaporator coil can hinder the heating and cooling process, allowing refrigerant to escape the system. Physical damage, chemical reactions or formic acid corrosion are potential causes of leak. So, how can you prevent your air conditioning systems in Kent from developing leaks?
1.Replacing copper coils with plastic or aluminium can reduce the risk of chemical reactions.
2.Air conditioning maintenance is very important. Regular cleaning of the evaporator coils will remove potential leak substances and other materials that can interfere with airflow.
3.Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) such as air fresheners, aerosol sprays or cleaning solutions react heavily with copper. Limiting the use of VOCs, especially in the vicinity of the evaporator coils can reduce leaks.
Chemical reactions can cause formic acid to develop in an around the evaporator coil. Due to abundance of copper, water and oxygen in the environment surrounding the coil, the chance of leak formation is high. If you experience low performance from your air conditioning unit consider cleaning your coils.
If you feel unsure about doing it yourself, hire a professional air conditioning Kent service provider to avoid damaging the delicate metal vents. Contact Abacus AC Solutions for any kind of air conditioning problems.