Bent condenser coil fins may seem like small potatoes compared to other AC problems. However, while it’s true that this is a relatively simple issue, that doesn’t mean that you should overlook it. Keep reading to learn more.
Why Is It Important to Fix Bent Condenser Coil Fins?
As you may have noticed, it’s not uncommon for the fins on your condenser coil to get bent over time. This is more than a cosmetic issue, as bent fins can impact the performance of your HVAC unit.
Coil fins are really thin, so they can bend at the slightest contact, like hail, sleet, or pressure washing for example.
Needless to say, you can also bend your coil fins while cleaning your coils or changing a filter.
Coil fins play an important role in the heat transfer process that keeps your home cool. Bent coil fins increase heat retention, hindering the efficiency of your unit
How To Fix Bent Condenser Coil Fins
Straightening bent condenser coil fins is relatively easy but you should consider doing it yourself only if you feel 100% confident performing the tasks outlined below.
If you don’t feel comfortable carrying out these steps, or just don’t have the time, don’t worry — you can always contact our experts at Zero Heating AC and Refrigeration, and they’ll take care of it.
The first thing to do is to have the right tool, so make sure to purchase a coil fin comb. They usually come with several interchangeable heads, so you don’t have to worry about buying a specific type of comb.
- Turn off the power to your air conditioner
- Remove the panel and grille to expose the fins
- Remove screws and lift off the fan and grille
- Take off the plate to the evaporator coil
- Use the appropriate fin comb head and start straightening from the bottom
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