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Question DetailsAsked on 8/13/2015

where is use of a salt treated air conditioner recommended

where is use of a salt treated air conditioner recommended (up to how far inland)

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Are you referring to the coating on the condenser coils? If so, in California I recommend coating the coils if installed within 10 miles of the coastline. Be sure and search for a coil coating that will not seriously affect the condenser capacity and will not flake, as some will. Have it done by a competent coil coating contractor that has good references and uses the best recommended practices. If you are contemplating a new installation, your best resource for an informed decision is the equipment manufacturer. The sales engineers at the wholesale level is a good source.

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Answered 4 years ago by PoppyRoss


10 miles is a common recommnded distance, as other responder said. When I lived in various areas of the country, the rule of thumb was the greater of 10 miles or any point on the ocean side of the Coast range (west coast) or below the Fall line (east coast).

Perhaps BayAreaAC can give his guidance for Florida, which commonly gets sea air blowing across it daily from the Gulf with the thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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