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Maintenance is the Key to Efficiency and Longevity

Just like a car needing a maintenance every 3,000 -6,000 miles, depending on the year and the engine size, air conditioning and heating units should have regular maintenance twice a year, and sometimes more often depending age and size of the equipment.   An essential part of the maintenance service should be AC coil cleaning.  Neglecting cleaning of the coils can cause a significant, negative effect on the home’s comfort level as well as utility consumption.

Generally, the cooling system has a coil located outside the home in the condensing unit and a second coil located in the indoor evaporator unit.  Often the indoor coil is referred to as the cooling coil.  Its purpose is to absorb heat from the home as the fan moves warm air from the interior of the house through the system.  The warm coil is located outside the home in the condenser.  This coil is responsible to release the collected heat to the outside.

Dirt buildup on either coil is the primary deterrent to the system’s efficiency and performance.  When coils become dirty, a host of problems may develop, including:

Increased Energy Consumption

The buildup of dirt on hinders the ability of the coils to transfer heat, either in the absorption process or the release cycle.  When coils cannot transfer heat effectively, the system requires additional energy to make the transfer.  According to studies, a dirty coil can cause the unit to consume as much as 40% more energy in order to provide the same amount of cooling.

Lower Cooling Capacity

As coils are unable to transfer heat according to their design, the capacity of the system to provide the needed cooling for the home is decreased.  The compressor may run continuously without reaching the set temperature.  The drop in capacity may be as much as 30%.

Early System Failure

Continuing to operate the system with dirty coils can cause damage to other internal components.  The compressor must operate at increased pressure and the unit itself works at a higher temperature, putting additional stress on the components.  As a result, systems may fail years earlier than if they were properly maintained.

Maintenance is the key to operating an HVAC system at highest efficiency as well as extending the life of the air conditioning system.  For lower cooling costs and a more comfortable home, schedule maintenance that also includes coil cleaning on an annual basis.

At Hobaica Services regular maintenance is quick and easy and loaded with additional benefits.  Our residential maintenance plan will get your system on a worry free maintenance program & is less than $12 a month.  You can learn more or enroll on our website Contact Us

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Check Out Our Reviews . . . From Neighbors Near You

Karen Bender
Karen Bender
23:26 01 Jul 22
John and Jared came out today to take a look at my air conditioning unit. I live in a condo where I can’t see my unit but noticed some water dripping from the roof. They weren’t just on time, they were a little early which helped free up the rest of my day.They found that the system was running as it should be and let me know that the water was dripping because the condensation line was disconnected. Super easy fix with a little bit of glue, and they did not create worry where there was none just to add to the bill.As if that wasn’t good enough, they were incredibly nice and easy to talk to. Not nice because it’s required- just really genuine people. I was not expecting to have such an easy and inexpensive experience in Phoenix during hot, muggy monsoon season. Thank you both for making my day!
Jim Adams
Jim Adams
18:54 01 Jul 22
We recently had our air conditioning go out on Tuesday and on Friday a new unit was installed. The service has been fantastic. Could not have asked for a faster more friendly company.Zach and Gio were amazing in getting the unit installed and walking us through the new thermostat.
PHX Keeve
PHX Keeve
22:05 30 Jun 22
Grayson came out and was on time, and very nice. He took extra time to diagnose a potential problem, and even re-secured some wire mesh (to keep birds out) that had been blown off from the wind. He answered all my questions, will do business with hobaica again.
James Borsheim
James Borsheim
21:27 30 Jun 22
In every way possible, extremely professional service. Used since 2008, very pleased.
Joseph Shepard
Joseph Shepard
17:36 29 Jun 22
Grayson was awesome. He called ahead of time to let me know he was on his way and showed up right on time. Completed our AC system checkup and gave me a detailed report on everything. 5+ stars!!
Paula Gierek
Paula Gierek
01:11 29 Jun 22
Dylan thankyou for the great job ,you and Chase did installing a tankless water heater .Appreciate promptness,and courtesy you displayed.Will certainly use your services again .
Rhonda Brown
Rhonda Brown
20:34 25 Jun 22
Dylan was on time and very professiona an courteous He explained everything and didn't mind answering any questions as well as giving me all the options
Alison Busch
Alison Busch
18:21 25 Jun 22
Travis just left and as always, Hobacia's technician did an excellent job. All technicians we have had, have done a great job and we have never had to call back for any reason. We have uaed them for several years and will continue to use for many years to come.
jeff Zacher
jeff Zacher
16:30 25 Jun 22
Dale was amazing, very professional, very thorough.

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