Coil Cleaners: A Guide to Which Cleaners to Use in Various Applications
Spring and fall are the seasons where all service technicians get turned into janitors. Some techs see this as a chore and don’t particularly enjoy the routines of checklist maintenance. However, it is important to remember that the “shoulder seasons” provide an opportunity for us to perform vital maintenance on systems in order to keep […]
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Cleaning Condenser Coils Still Matters
There was a story that came out recently based on an ASHRAE study performed by David Yuill from the University of Nebraska. The study appeared to indicate that condenser coil cleanliness makes no difference on system performance and efficiency. Those of us who have worked in the field know that coil cleaning matters because most […]
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Condenser Coil Cleaning Step by Step
The photo above is of a real condenser coil we cleaned just the other day. The outer fins looked OK, but dirt and lint were packed deep inside, and the head pressure and condensing temperature were sky-high. That situation illustrates that a coil can sometimes look OK at first glance but may still need to […]
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