The persistent heat and unrelenting humidity of central Florida means that air conditioning units can run nonstop the entire year. No one wants the air conditioning turned off for maintenance, but a broken unit is even worse. For HVAC contractors like Kalos Services in Clermont, Florida, trying to service air conditioning units quickly and efficiently with the least disruption to the customer are top priorities.
In addition to customer inconvenience of unit downtime, cleaning air conditioning units in an occupied building has other challenges. Spray from the cleaning water has to be kept away from walls, carpet, computers or other belongings and unpleasant chemical odors need to be managed. “We’re finding that more and more customers are sensitive to chemical odors inside the buildings. People want to know if the chemicals we use to clean coils are bad for their health or the environment,” a Kalos spokesperson said.
Some customers are so sensitive to even basic coil cleaning products, that Kalos began the search for a more friendly, but still effective cleaner. One option was to use a traditional cleaner but heavily ventilate the area and force occupants to leave while the service was performed. Certainly not ideal. Other options, like weakening the chemicals used proved too weak or ineffective to be good solutions. Sometimes the only option was to removed components entirely from the building adding expensive labor times to what should be straightforward maintenance work.
“No one was benefitting from cleaning this way. The occupant’s work was being interrupted, the technicians felt like they were bothering the customers, and the coils were not getting as clean as we wanted.” To help reduce downtime and customer distraction during air conditioning maintenance, Kalos Services turned to SpeedClean for help.