Residential Applications

AME's TechniCoat has long been recognized in the HVAC industry as a superior anti-corrosive protective coating for not only coils but internal parts of units operating in corrosive environments.

Residential Applications for Technicoat Products

Residential Applications for Technicoat Products If you live in an area of high contaminants and/or near the ocean or sea, to protect outside coil(s) from the corrosive action of the salt-air, you should use TechniCoat. Also, many find TechniCoat to solve the Dirty Socks Syndrome (DSS) found effecting the inside coil(s).

To get a Technicoated Coil you must ask your dealer for this factory option. He must request that the coating be TechniCoat AA. Therefore, you must be the educated consumer. Whether you need protection for your outside coil or you need the advantage of a coated inside coil, you will have to ask for it. Yes, it does cost a bit more, but worth it to not have to replace an outside coil every 2 or 3 years (in coastal application). Plus, by using TechniCoat you are having a great impact on the prevention of damage to the ozone by preventing the loss of Freon from an unprotected coil.

TechniCoat AA is a factory applied coating meeting the highest standard of the anti-corrosion industry. While many would have you believe that just spraying on something will solve your corrosion problems, that just simply is not the case. Premature system failure can result from improperly applied coatings or coatings not designed for HVAC equipment.

Dirty Socks Syndrome (DSS) was the name given to a foul odor that is emitted by an air-conditioning system. It seems to be indigenous to heat pump systems and is most active during the changing of the seasons. During this time the heat pump cycles or reverses several times within a short period. The foul odor is emitted when the blower engages. Since the actual cause for this syndrome is still hotly debated among engineers, an official "fix" by the industry has never been adopted. However, TechniCoated coils (evap coil) seem to solve the problem. It is believed that because of the sheeting action of the final coat used in the TechniCoat process that the moisture does not have a place on the coil itself to collect, therefore providing no area of growth for the bacteria or microbe suspected of causing the dirty socks smell..

It's More Than a Coating, It's a Process

Before we coat anything, it goes thru a stringent inspection. Then a thorough cleaning before the final preparation and then the coating applied.

AME's TechniCoat is NOT just a coating but a specific process. The preparation of the material to be coated is 60% of the process known as TechniCoat. The fact is, you can have the best coating materail around, but if it doesn't stay on the substrate, then it is useless. Therefore, at AME, our process of TechniCoat is certified, verified and controlled so that when you get a TechniCoated coil, you are getting more than just a coated coil, you are getting a process that not only do we stand behind, but we are proud of. Our coating is polyurethane free as well as Hex-chromium and lead free.

The process of TechniCoat AA application starts with providing a plant facility with a stringent non-contaminate environment. When a piece is received for coating, an initial inspection is performed. If the piece passes inspection then it is moved on to go through a multi-step cleaning process finalized by a chemical etch primer. Once acceptably prepared, then the coating process begins by controlled spraying onto the piece, which includes a primer and topcoat. Next, a process to prevent bridging takes place. Then a finish coat is applied. The piece is then moved to an area for final curing and inspection before crating and shipping.