A common question among many vapers is: “When should I replace the burner (vape coil) in my vape”? It’s also something that a lot of vapers forget to pay attention to which ultimately negatively affects their vaping experience.
The most obvious answer is “When it tastes burnt”. If you get a taste of burnt when vaping, you know it is definitely time to change your vape coil. But there are also several other factors that can play important roles if you want to make sure you get the best taste possible.
Here’s what you need to know about changing vape coils.
The vape coil gives a burnt taste
If you feel a burnt taste when inhaling, it means that the cotton in the burner has been dry at some point, and when heating the coil, it has been burned. As a result, it causes a taste of burnt. This commonly occurs if the liquid level is too low.
When it tastes burnt, you have to replace the coil – it can not be saved solely by refilling it with e-liquid. If the damage has already occurred to the vape, resulting in a burnt taste, you need to change the vape coil.
If you don’t want to waste your e-liquid, you can empty the tank of liquid. This however requires you to be quick and change it as soon as you sense a burnt taste. The longer you wait with replacing the liquid, the worse the burnt taste will be. So make sure you change it as quickly as possible.
The e-liquid no longer tastes as it should
If you start noticing that the e-liquid doesn’t taste the same as it used to, it may be a sign that you need to replace the vape coil. Before you can draw any conclusion that it is the vape coil, you need to reassure that everything else about the vape works as it should. If the e-liquid doesn’t taste the way it should, it may be an indication that the cotton inside the burner is starting to get worn out.
Used the same coil for too long
A coil inside a vape cannot be used indefinitely. Eventually, it needs to be exchanged. A coil in a vape usually lasts for about 1-2 weeks of normal use if you take good care of it. But the life length will depend on several different factors, in particular, if you use the vape consistently and a lot.
If you only use your vape from time to time, you can use the vape coil for a much longer time than that. The best way to tell when it is time to change the vape coil is simply to pay attention to changes in the flavor and taste.
If you don’t change your vape coil and continue to use it for a long time, it can have even more negative consequences than simply poor taste. If you continue to use the coil after its due date, it can be harmful to your health due to harmful fumes.
Leakage from your vape
Another indication that it is time to change your vape coil is if it starts leaking. One of the most common causes of leakage is that the burner is defective, or that the gaskets/o-rings have gotten worn out or broken over time. What happens, in this case, is usually that the e-liquid makes its way past the combustor down into the base of the tank, leaking out into the airflow holes. This can quickly become quite messy. When you change your coil, you should therefore make sure that the gaskets are in good condition and also that it is securely fastened in its position.