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The heat and humidity that is associated with Indian River County can seem even worse when your air conditioning is not working properly. A/C evaporator coil leaks may be the issue, but how is this problem caused? Understanding the causes of these leaks gives you the opportunity to prevent them to avoid the need for repairs.

Causes of A/C Evaporator Coil Leaks

These major causes of leaks can help you understand what you need to avoid to keep your air conditioning system in working condition.

  • Corrosion is the most common cause of leaks. This problem is especially prevalent in Palm Beach County because of the humidity and salty sea air.
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can cause a reaction with the copper that is found in these coils. VOCs in your home can be sourced from cleaners, aerosol cans, paints, furniture and even your carpet.
Preventing A/C Evaporator Coil Leaks

If you have not yet experienced a leak, now is the time to take preventative steps. Here are some tips for keeping your evaporator coil free of leaks.

  • Consider opting for an evaporator coil that does not contain copper. Copper reacts with VOCs and can contribute to corrosion. Eliminating the copper in your coil allows you to avoid this problem.
  • Pinpoint the sources of VOCs that are lurking in your home. You can then reduce the amount of VOCs that your air conditioning system is exposed to by eliminating some of these sources.
  • Consider exposing your air conditioner to fresh air to flush out VOCs.
  • Regular maintenance of the coils in your system can prevent damage by ensuring that debris is not able to build up in your air conditioning system.
  • Consider investing in a coil light. These lights are designed to inhibit the spread and growth of bacteria. Coil lights offer the added benefit of improving air quality in your home.
Turn To a Professional

If you are dealing with A/C evaporator coil leaks, it is important to promptly consult a professional. Contact NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating for all of the HVAC needs in your Martin County home.