Just something to discuss...
What brand and type of coil cleaner do you prefer?
Are you using one cleaner for condensers and evaporators? Or do you use two
I like to use NuCalgon Foam Brite for condenser coils and a self rinsing
cleaner for the evaps.
Actually, Im sick of coil cleaners. Usually have put the green stuff
on the indoor coils but Im tired of it turning into a "Mr. Bubble"
bath. I shorted 2 motors on 2 Goodman 5 ton horizontal air handlers.
They called about an hour after I left. I replaced them both on my
The pink acid is just nasty. Bad on rubber roofs and takes a ton of
water to flush all the suds away. Its great if you want to get the
black paint off coils. :-)
Usually I find a garden hose does a very good job.
Replacing motors, that sucks!
The Virginia "green" self rinsing "Acti-Klean" cleaner works pretty well for
evaps. I've never had the "Mr Bubble" effect using it.
I use a garden hose first, then use the NuCalgon "Foam Brite" to help clean
what's left off of condenser coils.
Con coil with a pressure sprayer, The coil is just like brand new when we
HOWEVER, if you do a coil that's sitting on a galvanized steel platform like
a Trane rooftop you MUST follow up with a soap or you will have coil leaks
down the road where the coil touches the steel. The acid residue creates a
battery effect and burns a whole in the coils.
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