Vaping is a huge growth industry with a projected value of $27.5 billion by the year 2027. The market value includes devices and vape juice, as well as replaceable parts like batteries and coils.
Any experienced vape user knows the importance of keeping vape coils in good condition. A bad coil can damage your vape and even pose a threat to your health if used for too long. But how long can you use a coil before you need to change it?
Read on to learn all you need to know about vape coil maintenance!
Signs of a Bad Coil
Using a vape with a bad coil is far less enjoyable than using a fresh one. To make vaping as pleasant and safe as possible, it’s important to regularly change your coil out.
If you’re experiencing any of these, your vape coil is bad and needs to be changed.
Bitter or Burnt Taste
Most commonly, a bad coil will produce a foul taste. If you notice an awful taste that doesn’t go away after one or two hits, your coil is burnt and should not be used anymore.
Prolonged use of a burnt coil can expose your body to toxic substances, which can lead to serious health problems.
Leaking or “Spitting” Juice
Although coils usually go bad by becoming burnt, sometimes they wear out in other ways. The repeated process of heating up and cooling down causes the parts to expand and shrink.
When the coil goes through too many temperature changes in a short time, it can ruin the seal on your tank. When this seal fails, you may notice vape juice leaking onto your hand or (even worse) into your mouth.
If you’ve had your vape for a while, you probably recognize what it sounds like when it’s working properly. You’ll also notice when it makes unusual sounds.
A coil that’s going bad may be taking in too much or too little vape juice. An uneven flow of vape juice can produce hissing, bubbling, or popping noises.
Any noises you’re not used to are a good indicator that you may need a new vape coil.
How Long Do Vape Coils Last?
While your vape device can last for years, coils are meant to be regularly replaced. Depending on how often you use your vape, a coil can last anywhere from one to four weeks.
You can make your vape coils last longer by letting your device cool down between hits. Go here for guidance on how to change out a vape coil or other kinds of vape maintenance.
Keep Your Vape Working Like New
Regularly changing out vape coils is essential to maintaining your vape and getting the most out of it. Especially if you use your vape every day, it’s important to keep an eye out for signs that your coil needs to be replaced.
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