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Question DetailsAsked on 7/13/2016

How much does it cost to clean an air condition?

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Outdoor condensor unit and fan - probably minimum service charge of typically about $60-125. Unless built-up with mud or such, normally something you can do yourself with a hose if a sealed compressor unit (motor and compressor in a "can" like on refrigearators, rather than exposed motor and compressor) - read owners manual instructions on where to shoot water and where not to and whether to do it when unit is running or not, and whether hot (recently ran) or not, because it is possible to damage the unit by spraying water the wrong place or on hot elements.

Interior evaporator coil - varies a lot, can be as low as $75-150 range on a slide-out unit (where evaporator coil slides out on a rack with flex tubing) or one with wide-open duct "doors" for easy access. Can also run more in the $250-500 range if evaporator has to be disconnected from the copper tubing (which means pumping the refrigerant gas down first, then after cleaning reconnecting the coil and recharging with the gas and checking for leaks, so couple to several hours work) and removed for heavy-duty cleaning. Generally, if not let go too long at a time so not covered in mold, in-situ brushing, blowing out with compressed air, and cleaning with a foaming spray coil cleaner followed by warm water spray rinse can be done in-place without disconnecting the unit.

At seasonal changeover time you can commonly get a basic cleaning of both units for in the $100 range - assuming evaporator coil is accessible.

Here are links to a couple of previous questions about cleaning cost for indoor and outdoor units -

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