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AC-Safe Air Conditioning Coil Foaming Cleaner EXPIRED

onecrazyfoo4u 461 July 22, 2011 at 10:40 AM in Home & Home Improvement (4) More Home Depot Deals
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Home Depot has AC-Safe Air Conditioning Coil Foaming Cleaner for $4.97 with free shipping. Thanks onecrazyfoo4u

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http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/w...=100599017

Home Depot has this coil cleaner for $5.30/can with free shipping, no minimum (pretty rare for Home Depot). No rinsing needed, just spray it on, let it sit for awhile, then start your A/C back up. People recommend to clean the coils about every other year or so. See this guys informative how-to post:
http://www.handymanhowto.com/2009/06/28/how-to-clean-air-conditioner-evaporator-coils-part-1/ [handymanhowto.com]
http://www.handymanhowto.com/2009/06/28/how-to-clean-air-conditioner-evaporator-coils-part-2/ [handymanhowto.com]

Use this to clean out your evaporator coils on your A/C central air unit. Can also be used to clean your A/C coils on your vehicle as well. Better deal than anything on Amazon right now!
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#3
Sad thing is with this heat wave, I can't afford to shut the Damn a/c off to clean it!
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#4
thanks. never tried it before but figure i may need it.
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#5
I'm kinda afraid to use it. Contractor said to spray condenser unit off with a hose, which we do every spring. They even just had that as a tip on the news, for keeping a/c running well.

Anyone tried this foam?
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#6
risky if it leaves residue which will affect heat transfer between air and coil surface.
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#7
What is the gain from doing this? I have a window unit.
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Quote from mutha_scratcha View Post :
Sad thing is with this heat wave, I can't afford to shut the Damn a/c off to clean it!
Exactly! for same reason I haven't changed the thermostat that was on front page few days ago.
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Just make sure you rinse it out thoroughly and it won't leave a residue.

Oh and here's an A/C tip. If your unit is somewhat older then most likely the capacitor is due for replacement. If you're somewhat electrically inclined and have a voltmeter, then test the contacts of the RUN capacitor and the START capacitor. If they're still within spec then you at least know that's working. Those 2 parts are the cheapest to DIY at around 20 bucks per capacitor. Beats having an HVAC guy come out and give you some bull$hit about something that isn't going to fix the A/C. (least that's my experience).

The capacitors are responsible for jump starting your blower fan, evap. fan and condenser. If either one of those parts aren't running then you're just blowing warm air and wasting lots of electricity.

I once called a tech because my A/C wasn't blowing very cold. His diagnosis, "Well you're a slightly low on freon and that's just the way A/C systems perform when it's this hot." I paid $150 for his poor diagnosis and was left w/ a broken a/c for the rest of the summer. HVAC tech's should automatically check the voltage on capacitors automatically!

Your system's performance can still be affected even if you have a weak capacitor.

Example, the Run capacitor kick starts the condenser and the evap fan. Usually if the capacitor is weak it'll still have enough juice to start either the fan or the condenser. You need both running for cold air.

**WARNING**
I stress some electrical inclination is required to swap out or even check voltage on a capacitor. Even a weak capacitor has enough juice to knock you on your butt and possibly off your roof top if it's a roof unit. So google your model and how to read the voltage before opening your unit.
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#10
im in for 2. thanks.
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Quote from kusanagiz View Post :
thanks. never tried it before but figure i may need it.
Why? My airconditioner is 27 years old and works perfect.
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#12
The reviews on Home Depot sound like they were written by the manufacturer, hoping to increase his sales to HD.
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Quote from 1jzgte View Post :
Just make sure you rinse it out thoroughly and it won't leave a residue.

Oh and here's an A/C tip. If your unit is somewhat older then most likely the capacitor is due for replacement. If you're somewhat electrically inclined and have a voltmeter, then test the contacts of the RUN capacitor and the START capacitor. If they're still within spec then you at least know that's working. Those 2 parts are the cheapest to DIY at around 20 bucks per capacitor. Beats having an HVAC guy come out and give you some bull$hit about something that isn't going to fix the A/C. (least that's my experience).

The capacitors are responsible for jump starting your blower fan, evap. fan and condenser. If either one of those parts aren't running then you're just blowing warm air and wasting lots of electricity.

I once called a tech because my A/C wasn't blowing very cold. His diagnosis, "Well you're a slightly low on freon and that's just the way A/C systems perform when it's this hot." I paid $150 for his poor diagnosis and was left w/ a broken a/c for the rest of the summer. HVAC tech's should automatically check the voltage on capacitors automatically!

Your system's performance can still be affected even if you have a weak capacitor.

Example, the Run capacitor kick starts the condenser and the evap fan. Usually if the capacitor is weak it'll still have enough juice to start either the fan or the condenser. You need both running for cold air.

**WARNING**
I stress some electrical inclination is required to swap out or even check voltage on a capacitor. Even a weak capacitor has enough juice to knock you on your butt and possibly off your roof top if it's a roof unit. So google your model and how to read the voltage before opening your unit.
Thanks for your good tips. I once had a service guy to come out because it was blowing warm air only. He said he can have the unit replaced for $4000 and he has an opening on Thursday. Yeah right! Called the next guy, he replaced the capacitor and it works ever since. Not sure if it's either "running" or "starting" cap?
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#14
i remember seeing the AC guy cleaning the outside coils, looked like the unit was rabid!
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#15
no longer available online Frown
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