HVAC systems are an essential home component. Getting a grasp on how your AC system works is important for maintenance and repairs, as you’ll be able to know which part of the system to check based on the issues you observe.

Why AC Evaporator & Condenser Coils Should Match

The evaporator and condenser coils are two vital components of an air conditioner. In this post, Climate Systems Heating and Cooling discusses the importance of matching evaporator and condenser coils in your air conditioner.

They’re meant to work as a set. Indoor and outdoor units are designed to work as a set. HVAC manufacturers refer to this as a matched system. Matched systems perform better than mismatched ones because they work with components that are designed to complement each other. When the coils, wiring, blowers and other parts of your air conditioner are all compatible with one another, they perform with greater efficiency and have no trouble functioning at all. Mismatched parts, on the other hand, can affect your unit’s performance, resulting in lower efficiency and causing the AC not to work at all.

Properly-paired parts are energy-efficient. When it comes to your HVAC system’s energy efficiency, you should consider the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of the components. The SEER rating is an indicator of how efficient an HVAC system is. Generally, the higher the SEER, the more energy-efficient the unit. When you get a condenser and an evaporator that are both rated 20 SEER, you’ll have a system that corresponds to that energy efficiency rating. But when you pair a 12 SEER condenser with a 20 SEER evaporator, the newer, more efficient part will strain itself to compensate for the inadequacy of the older, lower-efficiency component.

Mismatched parts will void your warranty. One of the biggest reasons why you shouldn’t force mismatched parts into your air conditioner is that your warranty will be voided. Typically, HVAC manufacturers only provide warranties for a matched system. If your patchwork HVAC system develops issues, there will be no warranty to cover the costs involved in repairing or replacing it.

When it comes to professional HVAC services, Climate Systems Heating and Cooling is the name you can depend on. Keep your air conditioner healthy with the expertise of our well-trained technicians. We provide all our clients with high-quality assistance on every installation and repair.

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