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Old 07-08-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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Do these fins look dirty?


I just had one of the AC companies come through and do a check up on the AC. He cleaned the fins on the unit outside but didn't clean the fins on the unit inside.

Does this look like it needed to be cleaned?
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How do I go about cleaning these? Can I use an air compressor?
They didn't leave much room at the bottom for drainage so I don't think I can use a hose without making a mess.

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Does not look too bad. You can spray it with citrus based cleaner like Simple Green and then flush it well with water. The issue is whether the coil is dirty underneath as that is where the air and dirt enters. If you can get under it by cutting a hole in the sheetmetal then it can be checked. Sometimes that is not possible and we drill a hole and use a inspection camera/bore scope.

I can tell if the unit is working properly by the Freon pressures and temps so you may have nothing to worry about.

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Those fins do not look bad however, I don't know if I am looking at a coil in the upflow or downflow position. If it is downflow they look fairly clean, but if it is upflow you are not looking at the side of the coil that would be dirty. You would need to remove the front cover of the A-coil to gain access to the air inlet side of the coil, that is where you would find the dirt build up.
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If thats an upflow coil, its pretty dirty. And if its a down flow its time for a cleaning.

http://www.zoro.com/g/00034105/k-G05...BrzBoCAtrw_wcB

http://www.zoro.com/g/00034105/k-G17...mhGxoCTvjw_wcB


Either of the above to clean it.
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I believe the intake air flow is coming downwards from above. That's where there is two pipes coming from registers that are sucking in air.

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If thats an upflow coil, its pretty dirty. And if its a down flow its time for a cleaning.

http://www.zoro.com/g/00034105/k-G05...BrzBoCAtrw_wcB

http://www.zoro.com/g/00034105/k-G17...mhGxoCTvjw_wcB


Either of the above to clean it.
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Well, it's been two weeks since I ordered that spray from that link. That zoro website hasn't taken my paypal payment and aren't responding to my order.
Really weird. I've never had paypal funds just sit there during a transaction before.

Well, I found this at Home Depot:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/AC-Safe-A...-920/100599017
and am going to give that a try.

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That should work.
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Well wanted to know how whether you succeed attempt for home depot, because I am planning to get repair service from <Link not needed> as suggested by my friend. So would like to know your review to make decision!


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