OK, so we’ve now been playing with some mini split system here at SpeedClean for a few months. We’ve installed them. Broken them down into pieces. Cleaned them, dirtied them…you name it. However, we’ve noticed that there’s a couple of things to keep an eye on when you’re performing maintenance.
Since the evaporator/air handler portion of the mini-split is usually located in a living space or workspace, there are two important challenges to consider to keep things running smooth and smelling great: water flow and mold control.
Go with the flow – but keep it light
Coil cleaning usually involves water – and in some cases the more the better. However, much like air handlers and other evaporators the condensate drain line is small….really small. Now I realize why. It’s not going to be cooling a big space, so therefore it won’t be generating that much condensation. Well, that might be true but when you are maintaining it, that poses a pretty interesting challenge. Your customer’s living or work space is not a great place for a flood, so it’s important to match your water use to the unit’s capacity. Let’s just say you can’t be hauling a hose in to clean those coils.