Cleaning Air Conditioner Coils


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Old 07-26-05, 08:53 PM
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Cool Cleaning Air Conditioner Coils

I need to know what to use to clean my AC coils, Can anyone help me?
 
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Old 07-26-05, 09:57 PM
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southern_wolf,

How you clean the coil will depend on how dirty it is.
You first must gain access to the coil.
The sheet metal will have to be opened to gain access to the coil. If it is an A coil and the air enters from the bottom, most coils have a triangular plate that can be removed.
The dirt will accumulate on the upstream side and often will adhere to the face.
If there is a mat of dirt sitting on the coil surface, a wire brush stroked in the direction of the fins will remove it.

If the dirt has entered the coil and is impacted between the fins, the coil may have to be removed from the furnace by an a/c tech and pressure washed.

Any more questions, just ask.
 
 

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