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Iron Horse

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Basement AC/Heat Pump
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:59:39 AM »
I would like to ask a question concerning the basement air conditioner/heat pump unit. We have a 2007 Winnebago Journey 36G with the Coleman/Mach unit and it has performed well since new. Has anyone cleaned or considered cleaning the outside fins on the condensing unit. I don't know if this is advisable or not. They cleaned ours at home at least yearly using a cleaner of some sort. It is really dirty since it sucks outside air. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Basement AC/Heat Pump
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 11:44:53 AM »
I have never cleaned mine other than removing cotton wood fuzz and leaves from it.  Other owners have reported cleaning it. You want to use low pressure water, and a cleaner that is aluminum friendly. Some swear by Simple Green. I understand there are two versions, one of which is aluminum friendly ...but I have not found two versions.  I just had my home unit serviced yesterday ...I should have asked the guy what cleaner he was using !!
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Re: Basement AC/Heat Pump
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 05:18:57 PM »
Every time I wash the coach I spray Simple Green on the condenser fins, let it sit for about 30 seconds and rinse off. I'll either use a hose or a pressure washer with a wide nozzle. I also cleaned the evaporator (inside)  fins one time. You would be amazed at the dirt that comes off the outside fins.

You can buy special purpose cleaning spray for air conditioners if the thought of using Simple Green bothers you.
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Re: Basement AC/Heat Pump
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 08:57:16 PM »
When mine was serviced at Forest City they thoroughly cleaned it.
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