Tech Page: Condenser Coil Maintenance
“Is there any man, woman, or machine here today who objects to this marriage?”
“Kalvin,” roared the 300-lb woman sitting in the front row. “How can you make such a ridiculous promise? How can you be sure the Joneses will maintain you and keep your coils clean? Oh my baby, how can I let this happen?”
“Mother dearest, relax. As part of our prenuptial contract, the Joneses and I have included an annual service agreement with Kent Mechanical to keep me in good shape.”
In order for Kent Mechanical to keep Kalvin’s coils clean, they will have to consider the following.
SAFETY FIRSTAlways carry MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for any chemical or soap used. Be cautious of chemical vapors. In addition, use:
In order to prolong the life of your cleaning equipment, thoroughly rinse it out with water after each use.
Over the years, condenser coils become impacted with dirt, either due to improper cleaning techniques or not being cleaned at all. It is wise to begin cleaning condenser coils in the equipment’s first year of operation using proper procedures. This will prolong equipment life and help to reduce utility expenditures.
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Publication date: 06/17/2002