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Mold related illness looking for a mold unfriendly a/c

I'm looking for a split system because I can control better what goes over the evaporator coils, my concern is how easy is the ams09 evaporator coil to clean? This is a very important factor for me. Of course I would be using hepa filtration inside to mitigate mold growth on the evaporator coils but still need easy access to them. Can I get any pdf files or more pictures of the unit somewhere?

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Be sure to leave room between filter and coil for installation of a uv light. hepa filtration may not be as effective as a micron filter. some hepa filters are glorified pleated filters. i use april air filter cases with replaceable cartridge inserts for filtration down to 3 microns. filters are 42.50 a piece to replace cartridges, no moving parts and the coil will be immaculate 10 years from now even if you empty the vac in the return every week . they are that good. the cartridge lasts a year under normal use. i have never in 15 years had a mold and or mildew problem on a unit with an april air filter, the uv light is a great accessory but probably not needed in 90 percent of the applications unless you are going for doctors office where proceedures will be performed, etc. good luck

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