Suited for use with almost any coils, the AC-Safe 19 oz. Air Conditioning Coil Foaming Cleaner is a heavy-duty detergent easily removes dirt, grease and oil. With a special 360Â° valve, it can be sprayed in any position.
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92%of customersrecommend this product86 of 93reviews
Rating Breakdown97 reviews
92%of customersrecommend this product86 of 93reviews
If you're trying to clean your a/c yourself, you'll probably come across youtube videos telling you to spray your coils with dish detergent. This might be a good idea for a first rinse, but it won't really clean your unit out. I immediately saw 5+ years of dirt and grime oozing out with the foam using this can of stuff. The scrub brush is useful to complete the job without messing up the fins. This also turned my brown filter white and clear. Left my space with a nice orange scent for a few days after starting up my a/c again too. Well worth the five bucks.
Very easy to order this product online with the free shipping option. I have used this foam cleaner to clean out engine bays in my ATV and snowmobile. Product is not harmful to plastic, rubber and other sensitive materials. I always buy a box full at a time!
My condenser fins and coils were dripping straight to the AC filter then the floor instead of the water sliding to the sides to get collected and sent down the drain line. From what I read, this could be either due to dirty fins or due to the unit being low on freon. I called the AC company and they quoted me $88 just to come and inspect it. To fix it it would have been extra! My fins looked fairly clean so I was leaning more towards the second possibility of the freon being low. I figured, for $5, I won't be losing much and I will have clean coils even if that wasn't the cause.
I bought one of the cans and it had a nice brush that I used first to loosen the dirt. I then used a shop vac to suck the lose dirt, then I sprayed the foam. It did not cause a huge mess as I expected and I wore eye protection. It irritated my breathing a little. I left it for 10 minutes then I wiped it down and ran the AC! Not a single drop of water. All the water is now going down the drain line as it is supposed to. Now, when I shine a light, I can see the coils through the fins which were not visible before. Overall great product. It saved me at least $88 plus the price of labor to to clean the coils. Highly recommend.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, High Quality, Nice Design
I was told I needed a new hvac unit during a service call due to frozen coils. Did YouTube search and found out it could be caused by dirty coils. They were filthy. We vacuumed/peeled off what we could then used this product. We did two applications. The results were immediate and the hvac system works better than it ever has. Super easy to use, clean scent, fumes weren't an issue that I can recall. Saved me over $3k.
I sprayed this onto the compressor coils, waited until the foam subsided and then rinsed them well with the hose. A surprising amount of dirt was released. Prior to this product, I always cleaned the coils at least three times during AC season with just the hose, but this product increased the cleaning power tremendously and left them silvery-shiny! I bought two bottles of this and am glad that I did!
The Central Air unit in my attic was blowing foul-smelling air ; somewhere between vomit and old vinyl. The a/c company suggested to look inside the air handler in the attic. Possibly a dead mouse was responsible for the smell. I found no bodies. I researched online and saw reviews of this and other coil cleaning products. I decided a $5 investment wouldn't be so bad if it didn't work. Even though the drip pan was dry and had some dusty residue and the coiI itself looked clean I decided to clean the coil. I used an entire can and let the foam evaporate as the instructions said it was self-rinsing. I reassembled the unit and turned the thermostat to make the unit come on. A lemony scent came through at first and then dissipated as the unit operated. Voila! it worked. No more foul odor!
We used this product to clean the coils of our unit. Maybe our unit coils were not dirty enough, but we couldn't tell that anything really was happening. We had heard from other users that dirt would be expelled from the coils. However, we saw nothing. The smell is strong so make sure your up wind. I'm not sure I would purchase again.
Pros: Easy to Use
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Review 11 for Air Conditioner Coil Foaming Cleaner
I just had my AC serviced last week even though I try to maintain it clean. Freon and all other aspects of it were good. They recommended that I do a coil cleaning since the fins were pretty dirty. The service guy said they normally charge between $185 and $250 depending on time to clean. They use a foam like cleaner that gets sprayed on and then either washed off or the coil condensation would rinse away, and there was no need to remove the coil for cleaning. I decided to search for products and do it myself. I purchased this product and was astonished at the ease of using it. I used a wet vac with a soft brush end after it soaked in and allowed to clean the coils, took about half hour total time. Ran my AC afterwards and system was noticeably colder due to the clean coil. I highly recommend this product if you want to save on the AC service charging you up to $250.00 for the same thing.
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Review 13 for Air Conditioner Coil Foaming Cleaner
Make sure all power is off. Circuit breaker or fuse pulled out. I sprayed the coils and it foams up well with a slight scent. Wait about 10-15 minutes and wash it off with gentle spray with the garden hose. It's that easy. Note I think you need at least two cans to use for a small-medium unit. That is how many I used for my unit. The foam is gentle and has never damaged my coil fins at all. Been doing this for two seasons already.
Pros: Easy to Use
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Review 15 for Air Conditioner Coil Foaming Cleaner
I thought I'd try this stuff on a wall unit in my den. The coils/fins had never been previously cleaned so, upon inspection, the build-up of crud led me to think, "No way is this going to get clean." But, I had to try. Spraying horizontally, starting at the bottom, the Foam Coil Cleaner forcefully shot a thick foaming mass into/on to the fins. It continues to expand as you spray! In no time, the entire coil area was covered. This product delivers EXACTLY what it promises! In about 20 minutes the foam was gone, having done it's job, and the product had completely rinsed itself away. Due to my neglect, a 2nd application was required. (I'm not sure as to the toxicity of the fumes produced, but the scent is powerful so it is a good idea to keep the area well ventilated during use of the product.) Finally, as usual, Home Depot provided great order processing and shipping service.
Well, don't just sit there... BUY THIS STUFF!
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Review 16 for Air Conditioner Coil Foaming Cleaner
from Miami, FL; humidity capital of the known universe
This cleaner works great. I've used it on a car A/C coil without removing it from the vehicle, a wall a/c, and on a central A/C unit. On the wall A/C, access to the coils is easy, so it's kind of overkill, but it did get the coils clean as the day the unit was pulled out of the box. On the central unit and car a/c, this cleaner's convenient application really shines. I was able to shoot it in and coat the coils through a small one inch gap in the housing, and after a few cycles of blasting the coils and running the unit, the formerly restricted airflow now blasted! The foam kind of grows after it's been shot into a coil, so it'll get into all sorts of odd spaces. The only improvement I can think of possibly making to this product is to include an extension tube on the can, like that which comes with WD-40.
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Review 17 for Air Conditioner Coil Foaming Cleaner
This foam cleaner removed years of built up dirt on the fins of the condenser cover. Just sprayed it on, lightly scrubbed the fins with the included brush that's built into the top of the can cover and the dirt just came off. It's self rinsing but I sprayed water from the inside out anyway just to make sure. This product did what it was supposed to do. Can't ask for more than that.
Pros: Easy to Use
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Review 18 for Air Conditioner Coil Foaming Cleaner
Purchase on recommendation of friend and also other Home Depot reviews. Neglected commercial kitchen A/C unit in 1200 Sq.ft. space. Evap Coils Caked with years of greasy gunk. Sprayed on, it foamed a lot of the gunk out the first time. Had to use fin cleaning/straightening tool to assist in the caked gunk removal. It will have to be repeated due to the awful condition of the coils.
Note: if you are sensitive to smells, use this when you are going to be out of the area for the rest of the day. The smell is a little like solvent. DON'T believe the can when it says it "Lemon Fragrance Deodorizes" and "The pleasant citrus fragrance helps leave the area clean and deodorized". The warning statement "Use with adequate ventilation" is important.
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Review 19 for Air Conditioner Coil Foaming Cleaner
Used product on evaporative coil that had not been cleaned in years and was icing up. Coil is hard to access due to pipes on one side and I was concerned about getting product applied on that side. No worries, product comes out as a tight straight stream with plenty of velocity to cover those hard to reach areas. AC blows much colder now and no ice build up. Recommend keeping rag on hand to clean overspray off of nozzle.
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Review 20 for Air Conditioner Coil Foaming Cleaner
HVAC was not cooling properly, used this product on air handler coils, condensation cleans foam away, no need to hose off. Followed up with stronger coil cleaner for heat pump, low water pressure rinse on outside unit coils, changed all filters in air returns and air handler, unit works like new and has a fresh new smell. This should be in every DIY's tool bag for annual a/c tune up!