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How to Clean Your Marine Air Conditioner using Barnacle Buster by Trac Ecological

Boat air conditioning systems require regular maintenance to keep all components running well. If just one part of the system quits contributing, the entire air conditioning system can become overworked, leading to costly repairs and time out of the water. Barnacle Buster provides complete cleaning and flushing of your marine air conditioner system – a needed part of maintenance that often gets overlooked.

There are three main components to the air conditioning system – the condenser, the evaporator, and the compressor. The evaporator is where heat exchange takes place, allowing boiling refrigerant to absorb the heat from the surrounding air. The compressor moves refrigerant throughout the entire system, and the condenser is the place where refrigerant becomes cooled and liquefied to be pushed back to the evaporator. The process then starts all over again, a complete cycle to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months.

Regularly check all air filters to ensure that debris is not entering the system to cause clogs. If you have a self-contained air conditioning condenser on your boat, it will need to be flushed regularly. Barnacle Buster is the only choice for safe, fast, and consistent results for a marine a/c flush. This process should be performed at least once a year – and more consistently if you operate your boat in warm seawater. If you notice a change in the flow of seawater from the discharge stream, or that condenser’s coils are getting hot to the touch, it is time to perform a flush to keep your system operating well.

Barnacle Buster can be injected directly into the condenser coil and all adjoining pipe and hose work. As a non-toxic and biodegradable marine growth remover and descaler, Barnacle Buster is a cost-effective alternative to the mechanical cleaning of seawater cooled equipment, such as boat air conditioning systems.

Learn more about the many uses of Barnacle Buster, available in both premixed and concentrated formats, on the Trac Ecological website or visit one of our many marine product distribution partners to purchase.

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