Friday, October 22nd, 2010
by Travis Howard, published October 2010
The condenser coil and sometimes referred to as the outdoor coil releases heat to the outdoor air that it has removed from the home. For heat pumps in the heating season, the coil picks up heat from the outdoor air and transfers it to the home. This is performed by pulling air through the coil.
Coil fins that are struck by hail or other objects are bent and damaged reducing and changing the airflow. This airflow reduction and change inhibits the ability to transfer heat from the house to the outdoor air. [...]