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    Condensing Coil Cleaners

    I wanted to know from the community which coil cleaner is the best! There are so many to choose from and I need some. Wanted to save time and money in testing the different ones. Wanted to know the product and what your paying. Thanks in advance!

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    I heard the one from Ace is good, is it?

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    i use nu brite for condenser coils. but you need to rinse it off well . and cal clean hd for the evap coil's
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    Quote Originally Posted by bacciagalupe View Post
    i use nu brite for condenser coils. but you need to rinse it off well . and cal clean hd for the evap coil's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy knocker View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nolaHVAC View Post
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    x 4 for the nu brite. My old company only used that stuff and it worked great.

    My current company uses the Ace Foam and clean, so that is what I use for their work.

    In my opinion the foam and clean does NOT work half as good, but untill they tell me otherwise, or I change companies that uses the Nu Brite, that is what I will use.
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    What about pressure washing? Anyone go this route?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 79 View Post
    What about pressure washing? Anyone go this route?

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    NO.

    It's Kinda hard to do that without messing up the coils big time.

    When I first started doing this someone told me coil cleaners are a joke and nothing but a waste of water and expensive cleaner, and all you need to do a better job was an air compressor to blow it out, and that would get it spotless.

    I only seen that done one time. One day at school a student brought in a condenser that need a new compressor. The school allowed him to bring it in so the class could learn how to change out the compressor, it needed to be cleaned and no one had any cleaner, so they go the air hose and blew it out. I have to admit, it worked, but if you held the air too close it damaged the fins.

    Coil cleaner, and low pressure water is the way to go in my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 79 View Post
    What about pressure washing? Anyone go this route?

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    Nope. Waste of time IMHO. I have found a good foam and water volume produce the best results.

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    Sold a couple unit to HO's that pressure washed their units

    And Nu brite is the wAy to go!

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    I'll go with nu brite as well. Most of nu calgons line is good depending on what you need it for. The company I work for uses some cheap foaming stuff that barely foams. I honestly haven't paid attention to the brand, but it sucks. No no no on pressure washers.

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    Also. I will not use cleaner unless needed. If its a unit I maintain it gets washed out twice a season and does not usually need chemical. But if its a unit that only gets attention when it quits cooling then ill put the nu brite to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolcajun View Post
    Sold a couple unit to HO's that pressure washed their units

    And Nu brite is the wAy to go!
    There's a method to correctly doing it. If techs, helpers and coil cleaners thoroughly rinse the coil and surrounding ground area all is ok. My only gripe is when guys fail to do it right. Coil cleaner has its place but not in everyday cleanings

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