I have a central A/C unit that needs cleaning (not the duct work). Can
this be done by a homeowner or is this really a job for a pro A/C
service? I'm really tired of calling places that provide sub-standard
service and in the end I end up doing things myself.
I have a 3 ton American Standard.
I have a centra A/C also and I have cleaned my own all the time. We
live near poplar trees and every year they throw fuzz that collects around
the cooling fins. I take my power vacum to it every year. Before I begin I
flipp off the breaker that feeds it. I have a 3 ton Carrier unit.. Jimi
You can do considerable damage if you are not careful & don't know what
First, always cut all power off to the unit.
Never use detergents on coils & fins as there are oils etc., that will
leave an insulating film on them.
We use special coil cleaners, and some of those are powerful & dangerous
Keep the water stream straight with the fins or it might bend them.
My advice: Call a HVAC contractor to service the entire system. - udarrell
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This is me, I plan on cleaning my own this year too. I figure a good
foaming cleaner will get into the tiny fins. Then I'll hose it down.
Remembering to always to follow manufactures instructions.
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