How to Clean a PTAC Unit
A PTAC is a Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner that provides heated and cooled air on a demand basis to a single room or suite of rooms. PTACs save energy since they are targeted and heat or cool just areas in use. However, PTACs are commonly found in hotel and motel rooms, dormitories, offices, nursing homes, and apartment complexes.
PTACs are self-contained and are inserted via a regular size wall sleeve through the outer wall of the building. They include an evaporator coil, a condensing coil, and a compressor – they’re essentially a packaged climate control system. To operate efficiently, PTACs, like any other climate control system, require maintenance and cleaning, including coil cleaning.
Cleaning A PTAC With a Bluco Mechanical
Each PTAC manufacturer suggests performing a thorough cleaning at least once a year or more frequently if local conditions warrant it. Cleaning must be conducted more frequently, up to four times a year, in dusty or corrosive areas near construction sites or saltwater. Along with cleaning the filters, fans, fan shrouds, drain passageways, and base pan of the PTAC, it is critical to clean the coils properly. Call an expert to repair your PTAC unit.
Disinfecting a PTAC
Cleaning the PTAC’s coils has been accomplished using a variety of ways, including a soft bristle brush and vacuum or blower, a garden hose and pump spray bottle, pressure washers, and steam cleaners. Historically, the PTAC was removed from its wall sleeve and transported to a remote work location for cleaning. This cleaning procedure takes time and renders the room inaccessible until the PTAC is reinstalled. Additionally, when hoses, steam cleaners, or pressure washers are used, extra care must be given to safeguard electrical components from the excessive spray.
Method of Advanced PTAC Cleaning
How to clean a PTAC Unit? With the portable coil cleaning equipment launch, cleaning PTACs has never been easier than it is now. The unit can be cleaned in place using this one-of-a-kind equipment by simply detaching a portion of the PTAC from its wall sleeve and spraying the coils. It’s self-contained in terms of water supply and cleaning solution, and the water volume used does not exceed the capacity of condensate lines.
Common Problems with PTAC Units
One of the most common causes of condensation with PTAC units is when the unit is oversized for the region. Often, the misunderstanding is that a larger unit equates to greater cooling or heating efficiency. However, the PTAC unit’s size and calculation must be accurate for the area’s size. Some common problems are as follows:
- Leakage of water within the flat.
- The sound of humming or crackling.
- The air conditioner is not blowing hot or cold air.
- Incompatibility of temperatures.
- Incorrect operation of pushbuttons.
- Formation of ice.
- Circuit breaker trip.
- A chilling draught is flowing from the unit’s sides. (very common)
- It is what caused the hot water coils to explode.
- Black mould growing in and around air vents.
PTAC Cleaning Kit
Suppose you own or operate a hotel, apartment building, retirement home, or another type of building complex. In that case, you may rely on packaged terminal air conditioning (PTAC) or packaged terminal heat pump (PTHP) units to keep your guests comfortable. These units are popular in buildings with separate rooms or living spaces because of their compact size, low cost, and ease of installation.
However, PTACs often lack exterior air intakes and, if not cleaned and maintained properly, can suffer from issues such as poor drainage, objectionable aromas, and mould buildup. Additionally, filthy units release lots of dust, grime, and other harmful toxins into the air. It can cause health problems for those who use these indoor spaces and excessive repair and replacement expenditures for building owners. According to some estimates, poorly maintained PTACs often fail after five or six years, compared to a ten- to twelve-year lifespan for well-kept systems.
With Bluco Mechanical, You Are In Excellent Hands
PTAC Cleaning Services in New York
Routine cleaning and maintenance ensure that PTAC units continue to operate economically and efficiently for years. That is excellent news for both the users of these systems and the business owners who bear the cost of repairs and replacements.
That is when we enter the picture. We’re Bluco Mechanical, the team that can keep your PTACs and PTHPs functioning smoothly, safely, and efficiently in New York City, using our specific training, equipment, and cleaning techniques.
Our high-powered equipment cleans your PTAC units of dust, grime, mould, and other filth. Maintaining these units clean improves indoor air quality dramatically and extends the life of your PTACs, saving you money on energy and capital expenses.
PTAC Cleaning Method
At Bluco Mechanical, we believe in utilising cutting-edge equipment to clean PTACs fully and rapidly. That is why we use mini-split bib cleaning kits to clean your PTACs. They enable us to clean the coils, fan blades, and blower wheels of your system with pressurised water. The 8-foot hose safely directs all cleaning solutions and water into the cleaning kit’s 5-gallon bucket, and the plastic bib shields adjacent walls and areas from any water or cleaner spray.
Cleaning of PTACs
Routine maintenance enables you to address minor issues before they progress into more costly and time-consuming major repairs and breakdowns. Additionally, it can assist hotel operators in minimising income losses associated with the inability to rent hotel rooms while PTACs are repaired or replaced.
We’ll contribute by providing thorough cleaning services. We recommend cleaning your apartments at least once a year, twice a year if your building is near the seaside or if your units are susceptible to other difficulties, such as dirt and debris from a nearby construction zone.
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We provide thorough, dependable PTAC unit cleaning in New York City. We have the training, equipment, and tactics necessary to take on the most difficult jobs. Call to learn more about us or arrange a service.