Cleaning evaporator and condenser coils is essential to extend the life and efficiency of the unit, as well as diminish the potential for refrigerant leaks. But it can be a risky business, if you’re not using the right cleaner.
Typically, service technicians use two cleaners, one for indoor and one for outdoor. This can take up extra space in their service trucks, not to mention the damage these can do if not used properly.
You may be tempted to use the non-rinse indoor cleaner because once you pour it on the coils it starts to bubble, indicating it is cleaning the coils. But it may be attacking the aluminum or copper coil components. And don’t confuse bright coils with clean coils. The surface is typically dull, so when it’s bright the top layer of aluminum has been eaten away.
MRG recommends Diversitech Triple D cleaner. This is an indoor and outdoor cleaner. It’s a degreaser and detergent that’s environmentally safe and cost effective.
- Metal Safe
- Safe for Rubber Roofs
- More Economical – 6:1 dilution ratio
- Cleans indoor and outdoor coils
- Inhibited non-acid formulation
- NSF Registered
Learn more about coil cleaning and the benefits of Triple D: