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How do i clean an outside heat pump with allummiun corrision

Customer Question

how do i clean an outside heat pump with white allummiun corrision on it?
i have tried blue wolf, white vinigar goof off stripable nothing seems to worh on the alluimun coil fins do you know of anything that will clean thiis crossion off
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

Depends on how bad it is the only acceptable cleaner is a non acidic coil cleaner.If they are too corroded, this may not even help.Are they to the point they flake if you rub your finger across fins?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is very flakey on the bottom where it sits on the metal frame, the rest looks like just a cleaning would make it at the least more effisent. i can take a picture if you want? thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is there a bissness of cleaning outside units what is the likey hood of starting one that does clean them.-- thanks
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

You could try the alka brite or Nu cal designed for this..

http://www.zoro.com/nu-calgon-condenser-cleaner-liquid-1-gal-brown-4120-08/i/G3753391/?gclid=CPzDyojDscoCFYwvgQodAqMGTQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

You may want to clean a couple of times to remove any of the residue from products you previously used also.Any residue left can effect the ability of the coil to give up heat.

AS for a business.I see no reason one could not start a coil cleaning business just as some have successfully started business of just changing filters.

Most reputable air conditioning companies do this as part of annual maintenance.

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