Hot summers are common in the south and just about everyone, unless you live in the North Pole, knows what it’s like to have your air conditioner brake in the dead of summer. Condenser coils are a big part of how you stay cool in the summer. This short article is about condenser coils and what are called replacement coils and how to save big money when they brake and how to get them fast.
Condenser coils are what allows you to stay cool in the summer while it is blazing hot outside. Especially if you live in Texas like I do where it is not uncommon for it to get to 105 degrees or more in the middle of the “dog days” of summer. This discussion actually reminds me of the days of engineering school where I barely remember something about the laws of thermodynamics.
When you are sitting in your home or office and it starts getting hot, it could be a bad condenser coil. Condenser coils allow for the transfer of heat out of the room so you can stay cool.
Interestingly, an evaporator coil does something altogether different than the condenser coil. An evaporator coil will take liquid which gets there by way of the condenser coil and opens it and make the pressure lower inside the system and it evaporates the Freon and removes heat from the air.
So the air vent blowing across it loses the temperature inside it and drops right down to where it blows cool air to you. The evaporator coil, most of the time requires a drain pan because it usually takes moisture out of the air also.
Air conditioning is called “conditioning” because it is doing something other than actually cooling the air, it is taking water, or moisture out of the air and leaving the air dryer.
It always has an expansion device on it that permits the Freon to go from a liquid to the gas, no matter whether an expansion valve or perhaps a flow-rater or another expansion device.
Over time, condenser coils go bad from age and weather. Contractors will make service calls to determine what is the problem and often it is a bad condenser coil. The location of the condenser coil is within the unit and in commercial buildings, that is usually on the roof.
Depending on the geographic location, many times, hail can be the problem. After a bad hail storm, there can be damage to the condenser coils. Unfortunately, replacing a bad coil can be an expensive proposition. The costs associated with replacement coils can be in the thousands.
There are manufacturing companies who build and design all types of coils from scratch. They have all the raw materials and they design a custom coil to meet the specifications of the damaged or replacement coil needed. There are occasions where HVAC contractors get a bad deal by going to a “middleman” who arn’t the manufacturer at all.
Most HVAC contractors do not even know that they are paying sometimes 50% more so they can purchase from a “middleman.” You want to have an actual replacement coil manufacturing company. One such company that has nearly 150 years combined experience in building all types of coils, including, but not limited to: condenser coils, evaporator coils, water coils, steam coils–is Specialty Coils, LLC located in Longview Texas. They have been designing and building/manufacturing coils for decades and are well recognized as one of the top leaders in replacement coils.
Why go with a middleman or pay more for a replacement coil than you have to, when you can go direct to the manufacturer who will help you measure the coil properly and will save you time and money in the end.