August 10, 2017 in Homeowner Tips, Questions & Answers
In the last several posts we have been discussing different consequences of not changing air filters or not having them at all. Some of the more severe consequences are frozen evaporator coils (inside/ air handler), which we have also discussed. When ice expands so rapidly sometimes things move and or shift. That can create small cracks in the coil which eventually leads to bigger cracks. Some systems have high and low pressure switches built into the condencers that would stop its operation if system is running outside of designed refrigerant parameters. Some do not. Those condensers tend to have burnt out compressors. At that point that is a huge expense if wether parts are under warraty or not. So again, please change your filters and make sure to do a diagnostic/ system check up at begining of each cooling season. A skilled technician (ours) can spot issues before they occur and recommend best possible solution.
Leaking evaporaor coil. Not repairable