Corrosion is never a fun word to hear in any of your home's internal or external systems, and the HVAC system is a good example here. Specifically, one form of corrosion that sometimes appears within certain HVAC systems is known as coil corrosion, or issues when corrosion directly impacts certain coils that are meant for transporting air or other important substances within basic operations.
At My Buddy the Plumber, we're happy to help with a variety of heating and air conditioning repairs, including for any coil corrosion or related issues that may be taking place. What are the important coils we're referring to here, and why might corrosion be taking place within them? Let's go over this theme, plus why coil corrosion is a risk and what can be done to both prevent and remedy it within your system.
Firstly, let's look at the two most important sets of foils that are present in the standard HVAC system today, plus the roles they fill:
These coils, like other components in your system, require basic upkeep and may experience certain issues from time to time. While corrosion isn't the only such issue, it's likely the most common -- our next several sections will go over how this happens, why it's risky and what you can do about it.
As we noted above, corrosion is likely the most common issue that takes place in these coil components within your system -- but there are multiple causes or types that may be present. Generally speaking, these can be split into two categories:
The good news is that, no matter the form of corrosion you're dealing with, we at My Buddy the Plumber are here to help get your HVAC system back up and running as quickly as possible. This is necessary due to the risks of leaving such corrosion, which we'll go over next.
The primary risk of allowing corrosion to continue in your HVAC system is fairly obvious -- a total breakdown of the coil, which will cause major operational issues until it can be replaced. This usually happens as a direct result of pitting corrosion, as the small holes eventually become large ones and allow for full breakage.
In some cases, you may need to replace not only the damaged coil but also the compressor and other related system components, which can be costly. Prevention is always key in these situations, so let's take a look at some ways you can stop corrosion from happening in your coils in the first place.
There are a few basic steps that you can take to help prevent any risk of HVAC coil corrosion, including:
For more on how to manage and prevent any corrosion issues in your HVAC coils, or to learn about any of our HVAC or plumbing solutions, speak to the pros at My Buddy the Plumber today.
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