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  1. #1
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    Question

    What's the best way to clean a central air compressor unit? My unit has a thin coating of what looks to be Cottonwood seeds (the fluffy stuff) My air conditioner seems to be operating fine, but this can't be too good for the compressor, can it? Is this something you pro's do much? I don't have a problem calling for service, but I was wondering if there was an easy way I could do it myself.

    Thanks for your time,
    Brian

  2. #2
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    I'm not sure if I should answer. There are rules against DIY questions here. But... soap and water. It isn't any more complicated than that. Though I've heard (never dealt with personally) that cotton wood can be a bear. I think I heard that some use fire to burn off the seed. Good luck on that one.


  3. #3
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    Thanks for your reply.

  4. #4
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    Best bet is shut power off!!!!! lift up top and flush from inside out with the hose.

  5. #5
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    I agree with the bald one. Water from the inside out is all you need. Don't burn it off. I've never met a coil (even a spine-fin) that I've had to burn the cottonwood seed off of.

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