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How do I charge/ add freon to my RUUD Acheiver SEER 10? Also, what other annual maintenance would I be able to do by myself?

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  • sgrass0604 Jul 16, 2009

    Nope - won't shoot the messenger. Thanks for the info - very helpful.



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There are quite a few things you can do to keep your unit in good shape. Most of which is keeping it clean. You can use a household sprayer to clean your coils. Pros use a commercial cleaner made for this purpose, but I have success using proucts like 409 and simple green. To clean the coils , turn electric off to unit, spray coils, you really have to saturate them well, let solution do its work...then rinse very well, load up sprayer a couple times to rinse, let unit dry then reconnect. Now for the other part you asked about.Now don't treat me like the enemy or anything, but by law (section 608 EPA) you have to get someone EPA certified to refill, take out refrigerant. If you're unit uses R22 refrigerant it may be a bit costly, like the auto refrigerant being discontinued a decade ago, now the home stuff is no longer produced causing the price to skyrocket. Please don't shoot me the messenger, but you have to call somebody reputable to do this portion. Good luck

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