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Air Conditioning Cleaning and Disinfection

In France, more and more households, businesses and industries have been equipping themselves with air-conditioning systems for several years now. Regular and appropriate maintenance of air conditioners is essential to guarantee quality and sanitary control to customers.

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The Cleaning and disinfection of Air Conditioning requires compliance with specific procedures and the appropriate use of suitable equipment. When the cleaning of air conditioning systems is not carried out or is badly carried out, air conditioning can then become harmful and lead to various pathologies: Legionellosis, the appearance of fungi and moulds, the development of allergies, unhealthy building syndrome...

In addition, regular cleaning of air conditioning systems will limit their failure and thus extend the life of the equipment.

How do I clean an air conditioner?

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A split air conditioner consists of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor unit(s) called a split. Their maintenance is a step that must not be neglected in order for them to function optimally over time and to achieve maximum efficiency.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Air Conditioning: Before You Start

A split air conditioner runs on electricity, so as for any maintenance of an electrical appliance, it is strongly recommended to disconnect them from the mains or to cut off the general electrical supply at the circuit breaker.

Maintenance of the outdoor unit

Depending on where you live and the weather conditions you are exposed to, the outdoor unit of the split air conditioner should be cleaned every month or every two months or more often if you deem it necessary.

If you don't maintain it or do very little maintenance, you risk malfunctions and you will have to call on a company specialising in cleaning and disinfecting air conditioners and its professional products to get it clean. They may charge you for the trip, since you are responsible for the routine maintenance of your split air conditioner.

The first step is to remove anything that may be present, such as branches, small stones, dust, sand, etc., from the area. This can be done by hand or with a brush if you don't want to get dirty. For dirt that is more difficult to remove, such as bird droppings for example, spray lightly soapy water on it, leave it on for a few moments to loosen, then rub with a sponge, rinse and wipe with a cloth.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Air Conditioning: Indoor Unit Maintenance

The maintenance of the indoor unit(s) is also very important, especially because of the air filter that prevents certain harmful particles from entering the house. These particles can be the cause of very annoying health problems in children and people who are fragile, especially for the respiratory system.

Every month, open the split, observe the air filter and change it if it is covered with particles and dust. Some split air conditioner models are equipped with a washable air filter, which saves money.

Twice a year, we recommend that you use a service provider who specialises in cleaning and disinfecting air conditioners. This will help you save energy and make your environment healthier.

L’air conditioning maintenance with adapted, ecological and efficient procedures will therefore be essential to guarantee customers quality, health and energy control.


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Cleaning air conditioning systems is therefore a delicate operation, IBL  recommends steam cleaning of air conditioners to treat specific surfaces: fins, condensers, coolers, piping, exhaust ducts. Steam under pressure and at very high temperature allows to clean, dedust and decontaminate all surfaces and components of the air conditioner without damaging them, saving water and treating the most inaccessible places. The pressure will allow a mechanical action, stirring and loosening the dirt without scratching the surfaces to be cleaned or twisting the often very fragile fins.

Cleaning and energy efficiency tests have validated the effectiveness of IBL steam systems for cleaning air conditioning systems.

IBL works with and for professional air conditioning specialists. Thanks to their feedback and experience, we have developed an efficient concept adapted to their problems.

An experienced partner and certified trainer in the maintenance of steam air conditioning systems trusts us and accompanies us in our search for effective solutions to clean and disinfect air conditioners while guaranteeing safety and comfort for professionals and users.

Equipment recommended by IBL for Cleaning and Disinfection

CLIM 3000

Special air conditioning cleaning machine

It CLIM 3000 was developed in partnership with air conditioning professionals for professionals in the sector.

Steam Cleaner for air conditioning professionals

VIDEO: Our new Split protection accessory for air conditioning cleaning.

Example of applications Air conditioning cleaning and disinfection

  • Cleaning and disinfection of air conditioners
  • Cleaning of fins, condensers, chillers
  • Degreasing and deep cleaning of surfaces
  • Evaporator disinfection
  • Cleaning condensate trays
  • Pipe cleaning
  • Air filter cleaning
  • Cleaning exhaust ducts
  • Cleaning air vents

Dry steam is very useful for cleaning and disinfecting air conditioners without getting wet.

IBL offers you in addition to its solutions of cleaning and disinfection of air conditioning systemsto follow dry steam training with a certified professional.  For more information, dates and location of the training, please visit our page dedicated to the Training** "Steam Method".
To get a quote on this equipment, please send us an email to contact@iblspecifik.com or fill out a request for quote below : "Request for Quote". We are committed to providing you with an answer within 24 hours.

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* Parts and labor are guaranteed for 1 year. The after-sales service is located in the Paris region. The boiler is guaranteed for 3 years.

** The number of seats at the Steam training. being limited, please call or email us in advance at contact@iblspecifik.com to book yours!