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  1. #1
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    What is the best cleaner for evaporator coils that you have used? I am currently using a pink acidic type hi-foaming cleaner to clean out impacted coils and a green alkaline base for every day cleaning.

    I have one evaporator coil that I have cleaned 3 times now and it is still restricting the air flow. I have sprayed this coil with the foaming type cleaner and a hose and removed tons of hair and dirt but still it is clogged. I need to pull this coil tomorrow and it is going to be a pain the way it is installed and I need to use a better cleaner. Any suggestions?

    [Edited by workhorse on 07-26-2004 at 07:52 PM]

  2. #2
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    I like the PLUS made by Vapco. Also they make a blue evap and electronic air cleaner chemical that is awesome. Priced slightly higher than most but is quality.

  3. #3
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    Would it not be cheaper for HO to replace coil than to charge him/her multiple cleanings? Just curious.
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    Doing it for an apartment complex. Probably would be cheaper but this particular a/c is only a few years old. Former maintenance staff was very neglegent and never changed filters, resident pulled filter and was to lazy to pick up new one at office.

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  6. #6
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    Chemicals work well to some degree but the fumes are horrific. Nothing beats a physical cleaning, remove and replace.

  7. #7
    Doesnt anyone mfr a mini steam cleaner for such a job as this?

  8. #8
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    When they are that bad I pull them seal up the ends and take it to the car wash.

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