Clean the Condenser Coil

Clean the Condenser Coil

Visually inspecting condenser coils is often misleading. The temperature rise (above outdoor ambient) across the condenser should be less than 40° on low efficiency condensers and less than 30°F on higher efficiency condensers.  A dirty condenser will not only decrease Btu output, and increase operating costs, it may also cause air cooled condenser fan motors to overheat and fail.

Running a Total Performance Diagnostic cooling report will quickly estimate the effect of condenser air flow losses. Running before and after Total Performance Diagnostic SEER reports is an excellent way to show clients the advantages and importance of keeping condenser coils clean.

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