Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What is American Coil’s lead time for production of a custom coil?

Once the customer has approved the drawing for a coil to be produced, the standard lead time is 12 to 14 business days. Expedited lead times of 3, 5, and 10 days are also available for jobs that require urgent service. Additional charges for these expedited production times are based on the overtime incurred to produce within the specified abbreviated timeframe.


I know HVAC, but I don’t have a lot of experience with coils and I am not confident specifying how a coil should be produced. Can American Coil help me get the coil I need?

Once the customer has approved the drawing for a coil to be produced, the standard lead time is 12 to 14 business days. Expedited lead times of 3, 5, and 10 days are also available for jobs that require urgent service. Additional charges for these expedited production times are based on the overtime incurred to produce within the specified abbreviated timeframe.


Can American Coil make curved and other shaped coils?

Yes, we can. Curved and shaped coils are one of our unique specialties that many other manufacturers can’t offer. American Coil routinely makes U shaped coils, L shaped coils, G shaped coils and even round coils, from small to large.


Why choose American Coil? How do American Coil products differ from other custom coil manufacturers in the marketplace?

There are many ways that American Coil can differentiate itself from the competition. Here are just a few:

  • To be relevant in today’s marketplace, every company has to have a niche where they truly excel. American Coil specializes in low volume/fast turnaround coils. When it comes to quality one-off designs and quick production times at a fair cost, nobody does it better than American Coil.
  • American Coil has highly qualified engineers with over 20 years of experience in the industry to help you design the perfect coil for your application. If you have a particular concern about a custom coil, we can make sure you get the best engineered coil for your specific application. We can target a coil’s durability to perfectly match your application’s particular challenges.
  • American Coil’s average production worker has been with the company for over 7 years, some for 20 years. Experience matters, and our people have it in abundance at every level of the company.
  • American Coil maintains a “can do” attitude throughout our company. We focus on how to solve the problem at hand and ensure that your customer is pleased with the products and services that your company provides. American Coil wants to make your company look like a star. Regardless if it’s a 6am local delivery or 3-day production with overnight shipping, we move mountains to make it happen. American Coil employees and management have often worked weekends and holidays to help solve our customer’s emergency situations. We want to keep you and your clients happy clients for life. Whatever the challenge, American Coil aims to get it done!
  • American Coil will not substitute materials of lesser grade or quality just to provide affordable pricing. Unfortunately, this unethical practice happens fairly often in the industry, and it is very hard to detect until after a coil built with inferior material has already failed, many times just outside of the manufacturer’s warranty period. Buy from a company you can trust to deliver exactly what is specified.
  • Adding our industry leading AmeriCoat ™ coating to any coil we produce adds just 3 to 5 business days, not 1 to 2 weeks, like some other companies.
  • American Coil uses only high grade / high silver content brazing rod. It is a bit more expensive, but high silver content rod makes every brazed joint in the coil stronger and more durable.
  • American Coil is a real manufacturer, while this may sound silly to mention, the majority of coil sellers you see online are actually re-sellers, buying coils from manufacturers and re-selling them at marked-up prices. American Coil has its own factory, producing 100% of our coils in our factory in Gardena, California, USA.
  • American Coil does not use Chinese sourced tube or fin material. The defect rate on high-quality, raw material is dramatically less than materials from the industry’s cheaper suppliers.

What is AmeriCoat™ ?

AmeriCoat ™ is American Coil’s exclusive coil anti-corrosion coating product. Much better than spray-on coatings, AmeriCoat ™ is a full-immersion dip and bake process. The AmeriCoat ™ product completely encases the coil in a protective shell, offering unmatched protection. Because this product was specifically engineered for HVAC coils, heat transfer is reduced by less than 1%!

AmeriCoat ™ coated coils for a full 5 years against any corrosion failures. With over 10,000 hours of salt spray certification, AmeriCoat ™ can help your coil handle almost any caustic environment while maintaining its full functionality. Visit the AmeriCoat ™ product page on our website for more information.


DOES American Coil offer free delivery?

American Coil offers free delivery 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday via our company truck to any customer and/or job site within a 1 hour drive of our facility in Gardena, CA.


My application has a copper coil, but they can be expensive. Is there a more cost-effective alternative that American Coil can offer?

Many copper coils are made of copper simply to combat a corrosive environment. American Coil can custom engineer a AmeriCoat™ coated copper/aluminum coil that can perform at equal or greater capacity and offer equal or better corrosion resistance than the more costly copper coil. Speak to one of our coil engineers about your specific needs.


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