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Blog Title: Can evaporator coils be cleaned at home?

Main Que: Can evaporator coils be cleaned at home?

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  • Query By: Christian Baker (Plano, TX)
  • Date: 10/02/2016

Answer: Yes, you can surely do it. Here are the steps-• Begin by turning off your HVAC at the thermostat and from the circuit breaker. • Now prepare the cleaning solution by taking one part of bleach and three parts water in a tumbler. Keep a scrub brush handy. If the stench is really strong, buy a pouch of VindEx. This is a chemically designed solution to kill the bacteria and mold known to cause dirty sock syndrome. • Wear a safety goggle, gloves, and change your clothes before starting the cleaning operation. • Locate the evaporator coil inside your HVAC unit. A panel of the air conditioner would need to be opened to locate it. The location of the coil may vary a bit from model to model. • If the coil is caked in dirt, use your vacuum cleaner to remove the debris first. • Rub the coil thoroughly with the scrub. Move the scrub in the same direction as your coils. Also clean the surrounding area by rendering multiple passes with scrub. • Let the coil and the surrounding area dry. Use dry towel or paper towels to dry it.

  • Replied By: Bella Carlson (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Replied Date: 10/10/2016