Dirty and Moldy AC Coils

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 We do live in a dry climate but inside your air conditioning system it’s totally different.   Here is what happens.   Cold gas is pumped through an air conditioner coil. A coil is made up of copper tubing with aluminum fins. The cold gas travels through the copper coil transmitting its low temperature to the aluminum fins, which are now chilled.

 Return air from the house is filtered and blown through the air conditioner coil fins, which are chilled. The filtered return air is chilled by passing over, under, and around the chilled aluminum fins and copper tubing. The chilled fins condense the moisture out of the return air, much the same as a chilled glass of water. The moisture drips off the fins down to a collector or drip pan, where it is drained away as condensate wastewater.

  If you don’t keep a good maintenance record on your HVAC it can and will get dirty, with dust, pet dander and more than likely mold. When your coil gets blocked up and covered with the above mentioned items, the system has to work harder and in time the coil will sometimes start collecting ice and stop doing its job, and usually it’s too late to repair, now you have to replace.Clean coil

 We have to get to the source of the problem, and it is usually a few things,.  Dirty equipment, a source where mold can live which is moisture, usually from the drain pan under your system,  The excess moisture collected off the coil ends up in the drain pain.  This will grow and develop mold, but calling Adam’s Air out to your home at least twice a year for a maintenance check can prevent this.

There are also products that will cut down on dirt and mold collecting and those are electronic air cleaners and a Bi-Polor system made by the local company, Air Oasis.  These two products alone, along with HVAC maintenance twice a year from Adam’s Air will keep your HVAC system running easier, smoother and keep your energy bills lower in the long run.  Call us today to let us take a look at  your air conditioning and heater system today.  It’s never too early to make sure your heater is ready to go.

Air Quality in Your Home-IT’S IMPORTANT!!!

 Air Quality in the high plains of Texas is not perfect as you all know.  And inside your house right now the quality of air could be worse than it is outside.  I know what you’re saying, I keep a clean house, I use cleaners and products that help take pollutants out of the air.  Well, maybe, do you know that cleaning products and detergents with fragrances can release chemicals in the air of your home to cause your house to be worse than you think it is.  Look for products that have a green seal on it, this means these are safe to use in your home. 

   What about everyday items in your home?  Bedding on your bed, pillows, sheets and comforters should be washed weekly .  This will reduce allergens, including dust mites in your home.  Consider removing your shoes at the entrance you come in from.  Think where you walk, do you want to track all that over your floors and carpet?  Leave floor mats at all entrances to your home.  Use high efficiency particulate air vacuum cleaners, (HEPA), with disposable bags, and use microfiber cloths for surface dust removal.

  Moisture inside the home in the home is not good thing to have as you know,  if there are any leaks in your home promptly fix them.  If you see mold on any porous materials, such as drywall, ceiling tiles or wood, discard them and replace.  Run the exhaust fans while showering.  House plants can improve indoor air quality by filtering carbon dioxide, however over watering can encourage mold growth.

If the weather is nice and its cool outside we open a lot of windows for fresh air, but this cause outdoor allergens to come into your home.  Please make sure that anything having to do with your air conditioning and your furnace systems are kept in check by checking your filters and media.  Filters should be changed every three months.  When you forget the filter has to work harder to keep the place not only running your equipment efficiently but it keeps cleaning the air inside your home.   And if your home has an EAC, or an electronic air cleaner be sure your media gets changed out every four months.  Unplug your EAC, take it outside and with a soft paint brush clean the metal grating for efficient cleaning.  If you are using the Air Oasis, Bi-Polar machine, be sure you clean the posts with a soft cloth.

   And finally call Adam’s Air and book time for us to come out and check out your furnace so it will be ready to work in the best way when it gets cold, and believe me it will get cold.  



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Weather Planning With Your Air Conditioner

It’s been quite warm the last few days, and Adam’s Air have been getting quite a few phone calls, and the number one item on the list has something to do with the air conditioner.  Not cooling right, not shutting off, not working at all.  Well, we have some tips that we can do with a check up to help your HVAC work in the most proper way.

There are a couple of items you can do to make your system ready to go for the hot weather.  Make sure you change your filters every three to four months.  The more debris that’s in the filter the harder your system works, the higher your bill gets!  If you think your air conditioner is not working the way it should, don’t wait on it, call us, we will get out to your home and make everything better and cooler.

A couple of items to think about if your system isn’t cooling.

-Detecting Duct Leaks

Leaky duct works is a problem.  Leaky ductwork in a forced air heating and cooling system creates  problems.  The duct flows cool air from the unit to each room in your house where ever there is a vent.  If your works are leaking the system is pushing that cool air through the leaks into the attic and outside along with the money in each months electric bill!  An attic in the summer time can be 120-150 degrees, and that cool pricey air is going through the leaking duct works and that’s when you can wave your money goodbye.  The return and supply ducts are also pressure balanced, and if there are leaks, that nice cool air is shooting through your attic and at the same time that 150 degress hot air is coming into the duct works and then into your home.

-Blower Door Test

Adam’s Air and Duct Works can come out to your house and check your house and ducts for leaks with a blower door test.  Basically what happens with this test is a large fan, pulls the air out of the house through the blower door and with our equipment we can pinpoint outside air leaking through holes and cracks.  We locate the gaps and provide the tools to seal them.


At Adam’s Air and Ductworks, we are all certified to perform this test.  We are willing and able to help fix your HVAC for the hot summers and cold winters ahead. We are not a sales company, we are a repair company!  Call us today!





It’s Time for a Tune Up on Your Air Conditioner!

It’s that time of year where you really need to think of your HVAC system in your home and call us for a check up on your heating and air systems. You never know with the change of weather what can happen to your HVAC. Adam’s Air and we do a thorough examination of your heating and air conditioner.

Brady Dental Group, here in Amarillo, schedule a tune up on some of their rooftop equipment and our technicians came out and went through their rooftop units and checked the following areas:

-Monitor volts/amps on fan motor and check fan blades

-Inspect condenser coil

-Check and tighten all electrical connections

-Test and inspect capacitors

-Check all wiring for any burnt areas

-Clean condenser coil and remove debris

-Monitor system for proper amperage, volt draw, and wiring.

-Check condensate line to make sure there is no damage from back up drain,

So as you can see from the pictures how we go make sure your HVAC is in the best shape for the summer or winter. Give us a call today and let us prepare your home or office for summer.

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Indoor Air Quality- Breathe Easy, Breathe Healthier

We spend almost 90% of our lives indoors. Household cleaners, aerosols, sprays, pollens, molds, allergens, airtight homes, smoke and viruses are causes of poor indoor air quality. Studies have shown that the air inside our home can be even more polluted than outdoor air. The rates of asthma and airborne-related illnesses are on the rise. Many allergists and physicians are recommending air cleaning products for their patients. The Electronic Air Cleaner is a unique patented technology. It helps keep your indoor air cleaner. It’s safe, reliable and effective in removing key contaminates from indoor air.


The air filters you buy at Wal Mart or your big box hardware stores are ok,  but not the best.  The top filter is good but it can actually can block air flow to your house, and if you open your return and look at it it will look concave because the air current cant get through and the force of the air is bending the filter in.   The bottom one is too thin so it’s not really holding any pollens, dust, smoke, and viruses.

But you can invest with Adam’s Air and purchase our (EAC), or ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANER.   Electronic Air Cleaners are safe, reliable, convenient and designed with features to fit your needs. It lets you take cleaner indoor air for granted. It has the features, performance and convenience you should require for your home. We have a wide range of sizes to fit any heating or cooling ventilation system. Ask your dealer for further information and sizing for your system.


The install doesn’t take long at all, and it installs in your HVAC system in your home.  It runs off a 24 volt supply that also hooks up to your HVAC.  This gives the filter a small charge which attracts all the pollens and molds and viruses, which in turns helps you to breathe better, cleaner air, and hopefully less money spent on doctors and medicine.   You change out the media every four months that might take you a total of five minutes are less.  Breathe cleaner air with less worry. Call us today for a quote!