06 May 2010

How to Steam Clean Condenser Coils

Clean Condenser Coils
Condenser coils should be cleaned regularly to save on electricity costs and to provide optimal cooling. When they eject air, condenser coils tend to attract dust, germs, pollen, mold, leaves, animal hair, and fine linen strands. The traditional method of cleaning condenser coils is sponge scrubbing with soap and water. The problem with this method is that it may not clean the coils completely. Moreover, strong chemicals in the detergent may even damage them. Therefore, using steam cleaners for cleaning coils is the best option.

Steam cleaners rarely require the use of detergents, though green coil cleaners, like Eco-Green® Evaporator Coil Cleaner, can be used in conjunction with the system to speed up the cleaning process. The superheated steam ejected by top grade machine from Daimer® loosens dirt, while the attached vacuum suctions it off the surface. Daimer®, a well known distributor of cleaning equipment, offers steam cleaners with temperature levels as high as 360°F and pressure levels up to 150 psi. Some steam cleaners are equipped with the vacuum facility, as discussed above, so that residual dirt can be removed from the surface without manual handling.

To clean the coils, point the nozzle on the coil and apply steam at a low pressure level. Make sure the steam is applied in the direction of the fins to prevent creasing. Steam cleaning condenser coils is perfectly safe as long as you follow these guidelines and other instructions by the manufacturers and dealers.

Make sure the coil is in good condition before you apply steam. High temperatures can damage worn out coils further. Particularly dangerous is corrosion of the fin and coil joint. Never use steam cleaners on damaged coils. To ensure optimum safety, replace coils when they wear out.

Daimer® retails many steam cleaners and accessories required for cleaning condenser coils. Visit www.daimer.com to learn more about these machines.
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