aircon enzyme cleaning

Essential Guide to Aircon Enzyme Cleaning

Cleaning your air conditioner is an essential step in keeping your cooling system clean and healthy. You should clean your air conditioner a few times per year. There are many different ways to clean your air conditioner, depending on how dirty it is. This article will provide you with an essential guide to air conditioner enzyme cleaning.

How does aircon enzyme cleaning work?

The process is similar to regular chemical cleaning, but it relies on enzyme solutions instead of chemicals to clean. There are three types of enzymes: protease (breaks down protein), lipase (breaks down fat) and amylase (breaks down starch). These enzymes will break down any organic material in your air conditioning unit so that you don’t have to scrub or use harsh chemicals like bleach or ammonia.

A fan-coil unit requires one hour to get cleaned. Therefore, we consider enzyme cleaning as the ideal alternative to chemical cleaning in all situations when we can’t unmount the unit to clean it.

What are the main differences between enzyme cleaning and chemical cleaning?

  1. Chemical Cleaning 1 hour – Ideal for moderately dirty fan coils but harsher on your fan coil on longer-term
  2. Enzyme Cleaning 1 hour – Much better for moderately contaminated fan coils in terms of safety and environment-friendliness
  3. Chemical Overhaul 1.5 hours – Suitable whenever you need an exhaustive, thorough and highly effective cleaning.

Chemical Cleaning

Our process of cleaning wall-mounted aircon units or ceiling cassettes without unmounting consists of a chemical cleaning procedure that takes one hour for a one fan coil unit. We use a pressurized stream to soften and dismantle all dirt and grime.

This process is also extremely effective for the removal of fungi and mould. The last step of the process uses clean water to remove chemical residue from the unit. All loosened impurities are now swept away from the coils.

The chemical substance we use is a mix of effective cleaners, non-ionic compounds and surface-active ingredients featuring a special formula that helps to dissolve away oil deposits and remove scale from all heat transfer surfaces.

Enzyme Cleaning

The word enzymes make you think of some kind of magic substance due to scientists working in a lab. In fact, enzymes are naturally occurring substances, and they are part of our everyday life. No living organism would be able to live in the absence of enzymes. Enzymes are catalysts, their role being to speed up natural reactions. They can either start a process or accelerate an already existing one.

There are three types of enzymes: protease (breaks down protein), lipase (breaks down fat) and amylase (breaks down starch). These enzymes will break down any organic material in your air conditioning unit so that you don’t have to scrub or use harsh chemicals like bleach or ammonia.  

Whenever a chemical reaction needs to occur to transform a compound into something else, enzymes are here to help. They are part of our body as well. They help our digestion process to turn the foods we eat into the energy we use to do things.

Enzyme Solution has reverse-engineered this natural phenomenon to manufacture enzymes we can use for cleaning purposes, among many others.

Chemical Overhaul

chemical overhaul inddor unit

This is the most exhaustive and effective method we use to remove all dirt and grime, as well as fungi, mould and microorganisms that might hide inside your aircon unit. One surefire sign that you need a chemical overhaul is the foul smell you feel whenever you start your unit. These are also other symptoms, mainly visual.

Our technicians and trained to detect these symptoms during visual inspections of your aircon systems. The chemical overhaul process consists of unmounting the unit from the wall and dismantling it to allow the cleaning solutions to penetrate and loosen dirt and grime. This process takes one hour and a half for a 1 fan coil unit.

How To Know Which One To Choose?

Air conditioner enzyme cleaning is a much more natural way to clean your air conditioning unit. It’s less harsh and has no harmful chemicals that can get into the environment, making it great for those who want to be environmentally conscious.

If you just don’t like the idea of using chemicals around your family, then an enzyme cleaning service is a good option! Contact us today if you need help on any other type of service related to maintaining your home’s AC system.  

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