AC Coil Cleaning Can Make All The Difference

Coil Cleaning Proactive MaintenanceYour commercial HVAC equipment requires regular maintenance to function efficiently. With regular maintenance, you can keep your energy bills down. Cleaning air conditioning coils is a standard way to keep your air conditioning equipment running smoothly. Even if your commercial properties are largely dormant during the summer due to COVID-19, your HVAC equipment will still require maintenance. This is especially true for outdoor units, which are susceptible to wind, pollen, and leaves.

Furthermore, if your indoor commercial air conditioner emits strange odors, you are likely due for an air conditioning unit inspection and coil cleaning. As with heating units, unwanted particles can cling to the coils of an air conditioner.

Evaporator Coil Cleaning Process

Each HVAC unit is different, but we can use pressure drop readings, visual, and camera-based inspection methods to determine the status of your air conditioning coils, and how best to clean the coils. Clean coils will present with a metallic sheen and even, clear spaces between all coils. Dirty air conditioning coils look dingy and have dust and dirt between the coils. Sometimes, dirty coils resemble a full lint trap in the washing machine: the coils aren’t visible but caked with lint and other contaminants.

In many cases, evaporator coil cleaning involves taking the internal parts of the air conditioning unit outside, pulling caked layers of lint and dirt off, pressure washing the coils, and applying evaporator coil cleaner products. If your unit has been running for years without professional coil cleaning, it’s likely your units are due for a deep cleaning as described.

Most commercial air conditioners have their own circuit breakers, meaning we can perform this maintenance with minimal disruption to your business operations.

Routine Cleaning of Evaporator Coils

Our evaporator coil cleaning process involves the use of an industrial-strength cleaning product that dissolves particles stuck to your evaporator coils. Eliminating mold and other allergens are critical to maintaining the health of your employees and providing a safe work environment.

After we employ heavier cleaning methods, the evaporator coil cleaner uses the condensation of your air conditioning unit to dissolve any remaining grime. We use pour, spray, and foam methods to ensure clean air conditioning coils as well as specialized tools such as pressurized sprayers.

Each unit is different, and we evaluate which cleaners to use based upon each unit and its location. In the past, we have found that facility managers who have tried to handle this themselves often made the mistake of letting the air conditioner coil cleaner exit through the drain pain; not all coil cleaners are safe for this.

Why You Should Hire a Professional to Clean Air Conditioning Coils

When it comes to commercial HVAC systems, the work required to clean air conditioning coils is extensive. AC coil fins can be damaged when not cleaned properly. This procedure can be quite involved and large scale depending upon the size of the unit serving your facility. We typically disassemble units for thorough cleaning and dispose of any allergens or other hazardous materials cleaned from the unit.

Commercial HVAC Preventive Maintenance From Donnelly Mechanical

At Donnelly Mechanical, we have a streamlined process. With minimal invasiveness to your business operations, we will treat your commercial property with respect and get the job done in the most efficient manner. Contact us today for more information.

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