Its mid-summer and your AC just breaks down and you call a local AC repair technician, he diagnoses the machine and concludes you need to replace your whole AC unit because your evaporator coil is not working. You may be puzzled by this suggestion when a simple evaporator coil is leaking why do I need to change whole unit. Well it could be a huge investment when only thing that is broken is the evaporator coil.
Well if you are one of those who need to make a decision about changing an evaporator coil or a whole unit and are totally puzzled here are few tips to help you make a decision.
First of all let’s know about the evaporator coil and what its importance is. Well an AC will consist of two kind of coils evaporator coil and condenser coil. The two need to be a perfect match for the AC to work with maximum efficiency. The role of the coils is drain the heat from the room and transfer it to the external atmosphere with the help of a refrigerant.
Well now that you know the role of a refrigerant lets dig deeper in to the things that could go wrong when you change your evaporator coil.
Efficiency: Having a mismatched coils could significantly lower the efficiency of the system. Low efficient machine would need to run longer hours to cool your room which can significantly increase your electricity cost.
Shortened life span: Having a mismatched coil will strain the whole unit. Which could reduce the life span of your AC unit and you may have no choice other than buy a new AC. Where your initial investment on the cold could be a total waste.
R-22 AC Unit: If you have one of those older units containing R-22 gas well there is no other choice other than replace the whole unit. After the launch of international montreal treaty usage of R-22 gas is prohibited and all the R-22 gas production was shut down and the new R-507 was released.
If you reside in Dubai, UAE you need to repair inspect or replace your AC you can always call “Best In Town Services” (04-3382777) we have been in the HVAC industry for more than 10 years now we have worked with every brand of AC available in Dubai. We can fix any technical issue you may be having in your AC with our vast experience, we also provide 30 days warranty for all our repair so you can be totally free of worry.