AC Steam Cleaning! HVAC Pressure wash!
Why and when AC steam cleaning is needed?
Let’s understand step-by-step.
The coils: An air conditioning system has two coils, condenser coil and evaporator coil usually made of copper tubes with aluminum fins. The evaporator coil, or indoor coil, is often described as the “cold” coil because it provides indoor cooling. The coil works by absorbing heat from the indoor air that is blown over by the air handler’s fan. The condenser coil or outdoor coil is the “warm” coil as it rejects the heat as a fan blows outside air over the surface. There are a variety of coil cleaning solutions to clean both the condenser and evaporator coils.
Dirty Coils Waste Energy and Cost Money: A coil fouled with dirt and grime cannot supply proper heat transfer and results in greater energy consumption. Equipment operating with dirty coils can use up to 37% more energy than those with clean coils. Additionally, a dirty system’s cooling capacity can be reduced by as much as 30%. Dirty coils increase operating pressure and temperatures that break down the compressor’s lubricant and can result in equipment failure. A failed compressor means no cooling and costly repair.
Coil Steam Cleaning Frequency: A coil Steam cleaning program should be instituted when the coils are new, clean, and should be performed with a frequency to prevent deterioration of the coils. This can be as often as four times a year (monthly cleaning is reported in some areas). If they do not already exist, install easy to open panels to gain access to the coils. This will make easier access when coil steam cleaning is necessary.
What about the Condensate Pan?: The air drawn across a cooling coil contains water vapor which condenses and collects in a pan under the coil called a condensate pan. The pan is connected to a drain line to keep the pan from overflowing and causing damage to the air handler or other building structures. As it is generally wet, microorganisms can form colonies in the condensate pan. Cleaning the condensate pan and checking for proper drainage is an important part of the coil cleaning process. To help prevent the growth of these organisms, the pan should be treated between cleanings with a biocide.
Solution: PTAC HiTech has the solution. We offer a comprehensive AC steam cleaning, Air Conditioner Steam Cleaning and pressure wash for a variety of different HVAC systems. AC steam cleaning is the only effective absolute remedy. Please contact us for more information on pricing and services related to Steam Cleaning Process.
RULE OF THUMB:
AC Steam cleaning is recommended for every air conditioner at least every 3-4 years to keep them good indoor air quality.