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AC Coil Cleaning

AC_Coil_cleaningIf we could educate the public on a single aspect of air conditioner maintenance, it would have to be the importance of coil cleaning. No matter the make or model you own, your system has two separate coils: the evaporator (indoor) and the condenser (outdoor). Both attract dust and dirt like magnets, which can affect performance. An A/C system with dirty coils will not operate as efficiently as one with clean coils, i.e., it wastes unnecessary energy. The unit will also have to work a lot harder to cool your indoor space, putting undue stress on vital parts and components. It is for this reason that unmaintained A/C systems have a much shorter lifespan than those that are regularly cleaned.

Other Benefits

South Florida is famous for its hot, humid year-round weather. As HVAC professionals, we have seen overworked air conditioner systems break down on countless occasions. More often than not, these units failed because their owners neglected them for months, even years on end. But if they had simply scheduled regular service stops, they could have avoided an emergency for pennies on the dollar. A lack of preventative maintenance can also lead to these and other issues:

  • Higher monthly utility bills
  • Inconsistent service
  • Substandard indoor air quality
  • Inadequate cooling
  • Complete or partial replacement of an A/C system long before its time
  • A much larger carbon footprint
  • Air conditioner broken due to overuse

Schedule a Routine Inspection Today!

Just like at the dentist’s, the purpose of regular checkups it to prevent little problems from becoming big ones. Fortunately, your checkup with us won’t be nearly as uncomfortable. Although coil cleaning is not always necessary, it is included in all routine inspections. When cleaning is required, our experienced technicians will do a careful, thorough job.

How Often Should A/C Coils Be Cleaned?

Because it is open to the elements, your outside condenser coil should be regularly inspected. In our experience, the part requires cleaning at least once a year, typically before periods of heavy usage such as the summer months. The indoor evaporator coil, on the other hand, should be examined annually, but it may not always require cleaning.

When to Call Us?

In most cases, annual inspections should suffice. However, if you notice any of the following symptoms, contact us as soon as possible:

  • Water leaks
  • Icing
  • Poor airflow
  • Mildew odor
  • Dust and dirt on furniture
  • More animal hair and dander than usual

Testimonials

John - just wanted you to know about the installation of my new air conditioner yesterday. Your installers Alex & David showed up on time (a feat for contractors), removed my existing equipment, prepared the house for the new installation, and then installed the new equipment. They were efficient, personable (another feat for contractors) and completed the job on time (need I say more). I've been with Cousins through two houses over about 13 years and I've never been disappointed. So kudos to your firm and the people who you employ. I'd be remiss if i didn't comment about Joe... [READ MORE]

-Len S.

Thanks to Allyson, Kim and John Cahir for my first impressions of Cousins! And to you, Mike, for inspiring confidence in you, Cousins and the system and installation teams. [READ MORE]

-Jack W.

Owners usually only hear from their customers when there is a complaint. However this is a “complement" about your company and some of your associates……….My wife,Theresa, and I, wanted to let you know your installation team of Kohrie, Alex, Rob, and Omar did an outstanding job installing our new air conditioners. They were professional, polite, neat and clean. It was a big job as far as we were concerned, with short notice and tight attic space, but they put me and my wife at ease immediately. When finished everything was neat and clean with the new air conditioners working [READ MORE]

-Vic D.
Ibis in the Woodlands

We woke up Saturday morning and the house was hot. No air, no circulation via the fan . . . nada. Who passed the law that your a/c unit can only break during the hottest part of the summer AND on a weekend? As our previous a/c guy has now retired, we were at a loss as to who to contact. Fortunately, we have a good friend "in the business" (wholesale side) and he told us that Cousins was (by far) the people we wanted to deal with. A technician (Thomas) came out later that day (he called several times during the day to make sure we knew what [READ MORE]

-Terry B.
Pompano Beach, FL

I have nothing but good things to say about Cousins. We had so many problems with both our AC units in our new home and Cousins came to our rescue every time. We hired them after trying to get ******* (the company who installed the units to fix our AC). ******* gave us such a run-around, wrong information, and no call backs (even when Carrier called them on my behalf). We lost days without AC because of *******'s incompetence. Cousin’s was efficient, reliable and their techs knew their stuff. They came to fix my AC even before [READ MORE]

-Chart C.

Thank you so very much for sending your team out to evaluate our broken air conditioning system.Furthermore, thank you for the thoughtful presentation of options for replacing the system.Three choices were explained, and after input based upon your many years of experience, we confidently selected the Carrier 17 SEER, 4 Ton, two-stage system. Installation was professionally done by two installers and two separate supervisors stopped by to make sure everything was installed correctly.So far so good, and so quiet. We will monitor [READ MORE]

-Benjamin Schreier...
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