When to Give Your Air Conditioner a Chemical Wash

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If you’re one of those who don’t like to spend too much time doing household chores, there are still some chores that you just shouldn’t be shirking from. And one of these is cleaning your air conditioner.

It really is one of the most important chores as it can make a huge difference in terms of how comfortable the air feels inside your house.

Here are some of the signs that you need to get your air conditioner cleaned:

  1. It’s really hot inside the house even when the AC is on
  2. You notice that your AC is not as effective as it used to be. It’s either blowing out warm air or not cooling off at all.
  3. You notice a bad smell coming from your AC and you can’t seem to get rid of it no matter what you do.
  4. The filters inside your AC are dirty and need to be replaced. It’s best that you have them replaced by a professional but if you don’t have the time, just make sure that you frequently clean them to keep them from getting too dirty before they need replacing.
When to Give Your Aircon a Chemical Wash

What Chemical is Used in Chemical Washing an Air Conditioner?

There are two types of chemical washes commonly in use to chemically wash an air conditioner – the foam and chemical wash. The foam wash uses a foaming agent mixed with water which turns into foam when sprayed on surfaces like your AC unit.

This foam cleanses and lifts off dirt and oil effectively without leaving any residue behind on your unit so there will be no build up of dirt causing it to work inefficiently over time! The chemical wash on the other hand uses a chemical like methylated spirit, which is a type of alcohol.

This is the more powerful cleaning agent that can remove dirt and oil from surfaces like your AC unit. The key is to ensure that you use the right ratio of water to chemical as this will determine how effective your cleaning will be.

If you’re wondering whether you should get a professional to do the chemical wash for you, here are several reasons why it’s probably best that you leave it to the pros:

1. The chemicals used can be hazardous if not used properly. You may end up hurting yourself or your family if not handled properly. If you have pets or kids, avoid using these chemicals as they may have adverse effects on them as well. This is especially if they accidentally ingest any of the chemicals left behind after cleaning your AC unit.

2. The right ratio of water and chemical to use for cleaning your AC unit will depend on several factors, such as how dirty your aircon is and how often you need to clean it. You don’t want to risk overdosing on your unit with chemicals because you used too much!

Also, getting the right ratio will determine how effective your cleaning will be. So make sure that a professional who knows what they’re doing takes care of this! It is best to leave this job in the hands of someone who knows what he’s doing so that you can ensure that they remove all the dirt and grime before they start building up again!

3. You need to be very careful when using a chemical wash as you may end up damaging the unit if not done properly. This is especially true for the foam wash as this can damage the exterior coating of your aircon if not used properly.


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