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The Comprehensive Guide to Evaporator Coil Cleaning for Allergy Sufferers

October brings sneezes and coughs echoing through offices and schools, while the air becomes full of mold and pollen. For allergy sufferers, the battle against sneezing, itchy eyes, and congestion can be a daily struggle. While you might take steps to minimize allergens in your home, one often-overlooked area could be exacerbating your symptoms – your HVAC system. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the importance of evaporator coil cleaning and how this simple maintenance task can significantly improve your indoor air quality (and your allergies). 

 

Understanding Evaporator Coils

Before we dive into the cleaning process, let’s get acquainted with the key component we’re dealing with – the evaporator coils. These coils play a vital role in your HVAC system, responsible for cooling and dehumidifying the air that circulates through your home. Over time, though, they can transform into ideal breeding grounds for allergens as dust and mold become trapped within the coils. As air passes over these contaminated coils, it picks up these particles –  distributing them throughout your home. This can lead to worsened allergy symptoms and decreased indoor air quality.

 

The Benefits of Regular Evaporator Coil Cleaning:

  • Allergy Relief: Cleaning your evaporator coils eliminates allergen buildup, reducing the number of airborne particles that can trigger allergies, providing you with a breath of fresh, allergen-free air. This means you can enjoy a more comfortable and healthy indoor environment – especially during the ongoing allergy season.
  • Preventing Mold Growth: Mold can thrive in damp, dirty coils. Regular cleaning helps prevent mold growth and the associated health risks, ensuring that your indoor air remains clean, fresh, and free from the potential hazards of mold exposure.
  • Improved Airflow: Clean coils allow air to flow more freely, helping your HVAC system operate efficiently and distribute clean air throughout your home, resulting in a consistently comfortable living environment while reducing energy consumption.
  • Enhanced Energy Efficiency: A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard, resulting in energy savings and lower utility bills. This not only benefits your wallet but also contributes to a more environmentally friendly and sustainable home.
  • Longer HVAC Lifespan: Proper maintenance extends the life of your HVAC system, saving you money in the long run. By ensuring your system’s longevity, you make a wise investment in your home’s comfort and value, while reducing the need for costly replacements or repairs.

 

Frequency of Cleaning

The frequency of cleaning depends on various factors, including your location, indoor air quality, and system usage. Generally, it’s recommended to clean evaporator coils bi-annually, preferably before the start of the warmer seasons. At Manuel & Sons, we inspect the evaporator coil as part of our Fall Tune-Up package, ensuring that you can approach allergy season in good health while also getting your home ready for the winter ahead. 

 

For allergy sufferers, clean evaporator coils can make a world of difference in indoor comfort and health. Regular maintenance not only reduces allergen exposure but also enhances the efficiency and longevity of your HVAC system. Don’t let dirty coils worsen your allergies; take proactive steps to clean and maintain them. Your respiratory health and overall well-being will thank you for it.


Get ahead of allergy season before it reaches its peak. Schedule your evaporator coil cleaning service with Manuel & Sons today! Alternatively, take advantage of our Fall Tune-Up package, which includes an inspection of the evaporator coil, and enjoy an exclusive 15% discount on your next repair service (Homeowners only – discount expires in November 2023).

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Fabby Escamilla

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