A/C Coil Cleaning

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Old 07-08-05, 09:42 AM
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A/C Coil Cleaning

The A/C tech said that the evaporator coil on our unit needs to be cleaned. He quoted $400. The price seems kind of steep, is this something that we can safely do ourselves?
 
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Old 07-08-05, 09:57 AM
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Depends somewhat on where your air handler is located, but the last time I had mine cleaned the guy opened up the side panel of the air handler, squirted some cleaner on the coils and sprayed it off with the hose, letting the runoff just go down the condensation drain. Yours must be in a hard to get to location or there is something more difficult in the process. I would get a second (or even third) estimate.
 
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If the coils are plugged up than it becomes a big job and the price comes along with it.
 
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What would be the best way to clean it? What cleaner would one use?
 
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Old 07-08-05, 05:29 PM
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Like said where is it can you get to it to clean it ok.If you can see the under side or the "IN "side of the coil . Check that side first. If very bad there is a coil comb that you can get to help clean the dirt out on that side First. Then they have many coil cleaners out that you can buy .Some come as a foam. Also try 409 and 50/50 cloroxand water . Look out so you dont bend any of the fins over. You want it so you can see the light through it from the other side.

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