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AC Coil Cleaning (by Sid [MD]) Jul 15, 2012 5:01 PM
       AC Coil Cleaning (by Lee [IN]) Jul 15, 2012 5:04 PM
       AC Coil Cleaning (by Sid [MD]) Jul 15, 2012 5:27 PM
       AC Coil Cleaning (by V [OH]) Jul 15, 2012 6:09 PM
       AC Coil Cleaning (by allin [VA]) Jul 15, 2012 7:53 PM
       AC Coil Cleaning (by Sue [IL]) Jul 15, 2012 7:57 PM
       AC Coil Cleaning (by gevans [SC]) Jul 16, 2012 5:47 AM
       AC Coil Cleaning (by Mary Morey [FL]) Mar 13, 2013 1:55 PM
       AC Coil Cleaning (by russell rhoden [FL]) May 28, 2013 10:34 AM
       AC Coil Cleaning (by Martha [TX]) Jun 18, 2013 6:37 AM

AC Coil Cleaning (by Sid [MD]) Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 5:01 PM

New landlord to maintenance expenses. Had AC maintenance to a townhouse unit and was told the system needed coil cleaning. Contractor gave me a cost of $326 to clean the coil and said the work would take about two hours and they would have to reschedule to come back to do the work. First, does anyone know if $326 sounds reasonable for a coil clean to an AC, and second does cleaning a coil usually take about two hours to do.

I was really surprised when the contractor told me the work had to be rescheduled for another time. It seems to me, if you are in this business of servicing air conditioners and it is definitely the season for this type of work, I didn't understand why the coil cleaning couldn't have been done at the time of the maintenance service. I assumed the real reason may have been the tech didn't have time for the service -- I don't know.

Does anyone have any experience with this type of maintenance. I'm sure the unit may very well need coil cleaning but does the cost and amount of time for this service sound reasonable?

Thanks for your responses.

AC Coil Cleaning (by Lee [IN]) Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 5:04 PM

Inside coil or outside? Big difference in time and labor depending on which on.

AC Coil Cleaning (by Sid [MD]) Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 5:27 PM

Inside coil

AC Coil Cleaning (by V [OH]) Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 6:09 PM

Inside coil involves much more stuff to remove, this is like lifting the top off the furnace - twist it open somehow and hope everything goes into the drain pan, in my days of residential these get grocery bags blown into the bottom blocking the air flow when somebody takes out the filter and then the unit starts to run, in commercial freezers one bag like this will block/freeze the walk-in cooler for 3 days waiting for all the ice to melt away - take food to other stores or hide in another chiller.

AC Coil Cleaning (by allin [VA]) Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 7:53 PM

He will probably pull the charge and cut the coil to take it outside to clean with spray and hose. If it is very bad then that is the best way. If not too bad then it can be sprayed in place and then let the condensate wash the coil off.

AC Coil Cleaning (by Sue [IL]) Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 7:57 PM

Have had this done twice this summer at two different properties. One was $75 - the price of a service call. The other was $120 because it was more time-consuming to clean- 1.5 hours.

AC Coil Cleaning (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jul 16, 2012 5:47 AM

As Allin said, he will likely be pulling the charge, removing the coil, and cleaning it outside. It's the best way to do it, but definitely the most expensive.

Things to consider when setting price:

Is it in the attic or interior? If so, water/cleaner will damage the ceiling, carpet, floor, etc. and the coil should therefore be cleaned outside.

Is it easy access? Some coils pop right out, others you have to remove every screw in the unit to access.

How dirty, and what type dirt? If it's impacted into the coil, you can't do a good job cleaning it in place, it must be removed. --141.129.x.xx

AC Coil Cleaning (by Mary Morey [FL]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2013 1:55 PM

Yes. About $325.00 to $400.00 is the going price to have AC Coils cleaned.

And Yes a planned date is necessary and it does take about two hours or more.

Don't complain about the price. I paid $2,000.00 for a cleaning and they kept telling me I needed more services to be done to it!

Beware of AC Contractors and check first with the Better Business Bureau in your area to see what type Rating they have.

AC Coil Cleaning (by russell rhoden [FL]) Posted on: May 28, 2013 10:34 AM

The co. that gave me an estimate said 571.00.Where is mary morey in fl what co did she use.

AC Coil Cleaning (by Martha [TX]) Posted on: Jun 18, 2013 6:37 AM

A coil unit is only a few hundred dollars. It seems a replacement would be a better deal than a 575 cleaning.

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