How Long Will My Vape Coil Last

How Long Do Vape Coils Last and How to Make Them Last Longer

Your vape is ready to go. Battery charged? Check. Juice refilled? Check. Temperature adjusted? Check! 

But what about your vape coil?

If your coil is malfunctioning, that next hit you’ve been waiting for will taste foul. This can be a frustrating experience, especially if you just put in a new coil. It seems like some coils last for weeks, while others burn up within a few days. What’s up with that?

In this post, we’ll clarify what causes coils to go bad. We’ll also tell you how to keep them working for longer without causing burnt hits. Without further ado, let’s get into it:

How Long Will My New Coil Last?

You’ve just picked up a shiny new set of coils. The question is, how long will it be until you need to buy more?

First, consider what kind of coils you tend to buy. Different types of vape coils have different shelf lives. Vaping at a higher temperature will use up your coil quicker, so reduce the wattage if you want to avoid this issue. If you use e-juices with added sweeteners or colours, they may clog up your coil.

How long your vape coil lasts mostly depends on how frequently you use it. If you vape every day, your coil might need to be changed after a week. But if you use your device less often, you might be able to get away with changing your coil once a month.

Signs That You Should Change Your Vape Coil

Is it time to toss that coil in the trash? Watch out for these warning signs that your coil is past its prime:

  • It tastes burnt. You can’t miss the taste of a burnt hit. What you expected was the taste of lemon meringue pie—instead, your throat feels burned and you’re coughing up a lung. When the cotton of your coil starts to burn, you’ll need to replace it.
  • The flavour isn’t distinct. Last week, you vaped through a tank of mint-flavoured e-juice—this week, it’s cake. But when you take a hit, you still taste that lingering mint from your last batch. You might notice that the flavour simply tastes weaker.
  • You hear a strange noise. Old vape coils can sometimes allow e-juice to leak. If you hear a bubbling or gurgling noise when you inhale, then it’s time for a new coil.

How Can I Make Coils Last Longer?

Even though vaping is less expensive than smoking, the cost of purchasing new juices and coils adds up. You want to lessen the load on your bank account so that you can continue to enjoy your vaping experience.

Try these tricks to increase the longevity of your coils:

  • Don’t chain vape. When your vape coil is dry, the cotton burns—that’s what produces the unpleasant taste you experience sometimes. Taking multiple puffs in a row will dry out the coil too quickly, causing it to burn. Make sure to wait a little while between hits. But other than that, how do you prevent your coils from burning? This brings us to our next point: 

  • Prime your coils. This is an extra step you should always do when replacing your coil! Saturate the coil with a few drops of e-juice before using it. Decrease the wattage for the first few hits; then, increase it to your desired level. This will prevent it from burning up. If you forget to prime your vape, you can burn a brand new coil!

  • Clean your coils. Don’t throw your coil away the moment it starts tasting funny! A good clean may be all it needs. Here’s how to do it: start by removing your coil from your vape tank. Then, rinse it under running, hot water. The pressure of the tap will remove bits of dried juice. You might choose to soak it for a few hours in water or alcohol (just be sure to rinse it again thoroughly if you use the latter). Next, let the coil air dry on a clean towel. Once it’s ready, reattach it to your vape tank and fill it with juice—don’t forget to prime it!
  • The next time your vape tastes strange, you’ll know just what to do. Say cheerio to the unsatisfying experience of tasting a burnt coil. Use the tips above to extend the lifespan of your coil and prevent burnt hits!

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