Furnace Repair Services, we dont service pressure washers however, read these warnings.
At this time of year, many people living and working in our furnace repair services area decide to clean up their properties’ exteriors. And that often involves breaking out the pressure washer to tidy up siding, decks and patios. Unfortunately, a lot of those folks also opt to turn the power washer’s nozzle towards their air conditioning’s housing unit too, which invariably leads to a service call and furnace repair services. Here’s why:
Depending on the model and brand, pressure washers have the potential to produce 3,300 pounds of pressure per square inch or more. Air conditioning systems typically feature aluminum fins, cooper tubes and metal housing. They are generally not built to withstand so much pressure from outside forces. Thus, one forceful sweep of a 3,300-PSI power washer and an air conditioning system’s metal components could easily end up rendered useless.
Therefore, it’s best to stick with a garden hose or a can of compressed air. The hoses tend to generate a mere 40 pounds of pressure whereas most cans of compressed air produce much less than that. With that said, they should be sufficient enough to remove dust, cobwebs and mud without causing irreparable damage. Pollen and other abrasive or caustic substances may need to be professionally removed instead.
In some instances, our furnace repair team may suggest that a unit’s coils and fins be steam cleaned. In other cases, special cleaners made from acids, alkaline substances and foam may be needed as well as certain tools. We’ve talked about such tools in previous posts at length (e.g. fin combs). They tend to be extremely effective but generate very little pressure onto the air conditioning system’s coils, fins and housing. To learn more about the damage pressure washers may cause cooling systems and how our air conditioning repair team can help prevent that from happening, please contact us online today.
If you need furnace repair near my location, the guys in the yellow booties are available for any heating and cooling repair, call us today for local heating repair services. Contact us today or call 800-617-6235