Mini Split Deep Clean Solves Home Office Comfort Issues

Mini Split Deep-Clean Solves Comfort Issue In A Boise, ID Home Office

Problem: The home office in a Boise, ID high-rise condo wasn’t as comfortable as it used to be. The condo owner was starting to feel sick after spending too much time there. The ductless system was twelve years old and was never cleaned. 

Solution: Performed a deep clean on the mini-split in the office. After that, the condo owner could breathe easier and felt way more comfortable, even for hours at a time.

Mini Split Deep Clean Solves Home Office Comfort Issues

Working from home has transformed from a luxury into a necessity. People like our condo owner here in Boise went from taking advantage of some flex time to using their home office 40 hours a week. Sometimes even more. 

When you’re in one room that long, all the little problems become more noticeable. Like how it’s getting too chilly in the winter. Or too hot in the summer. 

Or that your throat starts feeling scratchy, and your eyes get watery when the mini-split is running.

Like many people, our condo owner started thinking about his indoor air quality around the same time he began working from home more often (this was in 2020). And, he noticed that his respiratory symptoms resembled the signs of a mold infestation. 

But where did the temperature changes fit in? 

On a hunch, he thought it might have to do the ductless mini split he used in this room. He installed it twelve years earlier, and it always kept him comfortable and feeling productive. Now, however, it didn’t seem to work as well. 

The good news was that his theory was correct. And, the better news was that the fix was quick, easy, and inexpensive. 

At first, our homeowner was worried that he’d need to replace the air handler inside. After all, if it was moldy and gross, it was probably too messy to clean. At the least, he’d get stuck with an enormous repair bill. 

But, once he called us and said he’d never had it cleaned, his worries eased up. In most cases, a deep cleaning is all that’s necessary to take care of these sorts of issues. 

Both our hunches were correct! He identified the right problem. And we had the perfect fix for it.

In this case study, we’ll go over:

  • Why You Need An Annual

  • Deep Cleaning With Regular Maintenance

  • How HydroKleen Deep Cleaning Works For Mini Splits

  • HydroKleen In Action On A 12-Year-Old Mini Split

If you’ve never had your mini split deep-cleaned, reach out to us here at Hydrokleen today. We serve the greater Boise, ID area, and with one simple call, you can improve your indoor air quality and comfort. Click below or call (208) 779-5596.

Why You Need An Annual Deep Cleaning With Regular Maintenance

There are plenty of advantages to an annual tune-up for your mini split. You keep the warranty valid, and it ensures the system is in good working condition. 

Deep cleaning also helps the system perform better. And, your system will last longer because there’s less stress on a clean, smooth-running mini split. 

But, the most significant advantage is preventing the sort of indoor air quality issues our condo owner experienced. 

With regular maintenance, a technician will do some basic cleaning along with his inspection and any necessary repairs. But they don’t have the tools to get deep inside the system. Nor do they have the time to get rid of all the buildup. 

Meanwhile, that buildup leads to contaminants like mold taking hold inside the system. And, since it’s designed to circulate air, those pollutants circulate throughout the room. That’s what makes people feel sick.

Tiny microbial contaminants like those need darkness, warmth, and moisture to grow. You’ll find those conditions deeper inside the air handler — places you can’t reach without taking an air handler or heat pump entirely apart.

Until now, that is. 

With Hydrokleen, we’re able to reach every nook and cranny of your mini split components. And, we can do it much faster and more efficiently than if you paid someone to take each piece apart and clean them manually. 

How Hydrokleen Deep Cleaning Works For Mini Splits

Hydrokleen uses a dedicated hot water solution that cleans the inner workings of your mini split using special equipment to reach every inch of the system. It’s a quick and easy process that’s very effective with the right tools and know-how. 

Our first step is taking the panel and filter off your air handler. We leave those outside for a moment. 

Next, we’ll use the solution to pressure wash the inside of the casing. Then, we shoot the solution up through the barrel fans. Those fans play a major role in circulating the warmed or cooled air. 

In this case, the blades spin when we spray them down. That spreads the solution deeper into the system. 

And, as it all pours back out, you’ll see all the junk it brings with it. The solution goes in clear and often comes out brown or even black. It collects in a special catchment bag hanging just under the air handler. 

Next, we spray down the fins — the parts that look like the ribbed outer edge of a conventional outdoor AC condenser. Here, you can see the difference in just a few seconds. 

Finally, we headed outside to clean the casing parts we removed. And, while they dried, we used the same process as inside on the heat pump. 

By the time we’re done, the casing and filter are dry. We reassemble the air handler and turn the system back on. 

The entire process takes about an hour. By contrast, it would take a technician that long just to scrub around the barrel fans manually. 

Hydrokleen In Action On A 12-Year-Old Mini Split 

Back to our Boise, ID home office: The condo owner was excited to get back to having a comfortable workspace that didn’t affect his health. And, we’d get him there in the time it takes for a decent lunch break. 

As soon as we took off the front, it was evident that the cleaning would make a huge difference. There was a lot of visible grime on the casing and inside the unit. 

We could even see where previous technicians had tried to clean some of it. But, it was clear they only made a small dent in the problem at best. 

We cleaned the right half of the fins and left the left side so the homeowner could see the difference. You can see the effect here: 

Mini Split Deep Clean Solves Home Office Comfort Issues

Finally, we handled the outside unit and casing. Then, we put it all together. In all, it took us less than two hours, including the time it took to drive back and forth. 

And, the condo owner could tell the difference immediately! Once his heat pump started running again, he said he could smell the difference. And, the air in the room just felt cleaner and more comfortable. 

Now, he can work in silence and comfort. And, he’s breathing easier knowing his mini-split isn’t pouring contaminants into the air around him all day. 

If your mini-split is more than a year old and you haven’t had a cleaning, call us today! We’ll make sure your home stays healthy as well as comfortable by getting rid of the irritants that hurt your indoor air quality. And, with annual visits, we’ll ensure they never take hold in the first place. You can click below or call us at (208) 779-5596. 

Mini Split Deep Cleaning Solves Cooling & Air Quality Issues

Mini Split Cleaning Solves Cooling, Air Quality Issues: Garden City, ID

Garden City ID Ductless Mini Split Deep Cleaning Home

Problem: Homeowners in Garden City, ID noticed their ductless mini split wasn’t working as well as it used to. They also began experiencing respiratory symptoms when they used the heat or AC.

Solution: We performed a deep cleaning on the indoor and outdoor mini split units. The homeowners noticed an immediate difference. Their home was more comfortable, and they could breathe better.

Sometimes, the worst problems are the subtle ones. They creep up on you, and you don’t even realize something’s wrong until really bad. That was the case for our Garden City, ID homeowners. 

Three years ago, they installed a mini split in their bedroom — and loved it! Winter or summer, the temperature was always perfect when they went to bed at night, woke up in the morning, or even if they got up in the middle of the night. 

But, after two years, things seemed a little different. Soon, they figured out the problem: Their ductless system wasn’t maintaining the temperature as well anymore. 

What’s more, the room didn’t feel as “fresh” as it used to. The air was a little stale. And the wife’s allergies would act up as if it were pollen season. 

Our homeowners were worried that something was wrong with the mini split — and that it would be very expensive to fix. But, once they told us they’d never had it cleaned, we gave them some good news: A fast deep cleaning would likely take care of everything! 

In this case study, we’ll discuss:

  • Why Mini Splits Need Deep Cleaning
  • How Hydrokleen Works
  • Cleaning A Single-Zone Mini Split
  • More Benefits Of Deep Cleaning

If you’ve never had deep cleaning for your mini split, or you’ve noticed a dip in performance from your ductless system, call (208) 779-5596 or email us today. One quick appointment can make your system work like new again. 

Why Mini Splits Need Deep Cleaning

Along with regular maintenance, experts now recommend one deep cleaning for your mini split every year. Mold, bacteria, and other contaminants build up inside the air handlers. While routine tune-ups keep your system working, they don’t get rid of those pollutants deep inside the units. 

Sure, the tech will clean the air filter and blow out some dust. They’ll also clear off what they can reach, but that only leaves you with what amounts to a quick surface cleaning of whatever parts you can reach just by taking off the front cover. 

But, the bulk of the maintenance work involves the electrical components and moving parts. The cleaning is only a small part of what they do.

Meanwhile, mini splits are an excellent breeding ground for mold, mildew, and other airborne microbial contaminants. These require three things to thrive: darkness, moisture, and warmth. 

The inside of an air handler, we’re sorry to say, meets these conditions. And, those conditions exist deeper inside the unit than an HVAC tech can reach. 

It turns out that these infestations are a more significant problem than many people realized at first. More and more, we’re finding out that microbial buildup is the cause of many indoor air quality issues in businesses and commercial spaces with ductless heating and cooling. 

Fortunately, there’s an easy solution.

What Is Hydrokleen?

Simply put: Hydrokleen is the best and fastest way to get rid of dust, bacteria, mold, mildew, pet dander, tobacco smoke residue, and other contaminants that build up deep inside in your ductless mini split. 

It uses a tool that sprays water and a patented sanitizing solution into parts of your air handler and heat pump that you can’t otherwise reach without taking the units apart. 

Our tech takes the panels off the air handler and then sprays a hot-water-based solution on the plastic chassis (or outer cover) and then up through the barrel fans (the part inside that circulates the air). 

This way, the solution reaches deep inside the unit. Finally, they clean off the coils and drain pan. 

When the solution flushes back out, you’ll see that it’s gone from a clear liquid to a dirty brown or sometimes even black color. That’s all the gunk built up inside the system. It empties into a catchment bag that attaches to the bottom of the air handler. 

Outside, the tech cleans off the air handler casing and uses the solution to reach inside the heat pump as well. 

Where it would take a conventional HVAC tech an hour just to manually scrub out the barrel fans and casing, we can do this entire job in less than 60 minutes. 

Deep Cleaning A Single-Zone Mini Split

Deep-cleaning a single-zone mini split is already a quick and easy job. And, we’ve worked out small ways to make it go even faster without compromising the quality. 

We started by taking off the outer casings on the air handler to clean the inner components and coils. At first, we left half the coil untouched so the homeowners could see the difference. Then we finished cleaning the entire unit. 

Garden City ID Ductless Mini Split Deep Cleaning (1)

Outside, we cleaned the front panels and left them to dry. In the meantime, we took care of the heat pump. After that, we put the air handler back together and turned the system back on.

Our homeowners insisted they could feel the difference immediately! The husband mentioned that it felt cooler than it had all summer. And, his wife took a deep breath without feeling irritated.

More Benefits Of Deep Cleaning

Giving your mini split a serious clean works wonders for your indoor air quality. And, the benefits don’t stop there. You’ll also enjoy: 

  • Better Comfort 

  • A Longer-Lasting System

  • Better Energy Efficiency 

Better Comfort 

A clean ductless system will do a better job circulating warmed or cooled air throughout the building. Without all that stuff gumming up the works, the moving parts can work the way they were designed to. 

A Longer-Lasting System

Just like how regular oil changes for your car make the vehicle last longer, regular cleaning extends the life of your HVAC system. Keeping those inner parts clean means less wear and tear. 

Better Energy Efficiency

Finally, when everything’s working the way it should, your mini split requires less electricity to do the job. Heat pump HVAC systems are already super-efficient. But, a recently-cleaned unit can use up to 30 percent less power than one without proper maintenance.

If you’ve had your mini split for more than a year, now’s the time to get it cleaned! You’ll head off all sorts of problems. And, your home will feel more comfortable. Click below or call (208) 779-5596 to learn more. 

Ductless Mini Split Service in Garden City, ID

If you’ve had your mini split for more than a year, now’s the time to get it cleaned! You’ll head off all sorts of problems. And, your home will feel more comfortable. Click below or call (208) 779-5596 to learn more.