Painting your home and trimming your fences are easy ways to maintain your home and increase its value. Similarly, there are easy ways to maintain the air conditioning and heating equipment in your house. Read on to learn some HVAC maintenance tips for homeowners in Collegedale, GA:
Change Your Filters
Filters increase the airflow of your system and keep large particles from polluting your indoor air. We recommend that you change your filters every one to three months to keep the air flowing properly and prevent unnecessary strain on your system.
Clear Your Condensing Unit
Most air conditioners have an outdoor condensing unit with a fan on top to disperse heat in the summer. Leaves, pollen, twigs and other yard debris can clog the metal fins on the unit. To clear these things away, we recommend regular cleaning of the unit by lightly spraying water using a hose.
Clear the Area Around the Unit
To facilitate proper airflow around the unit, rake back leaves and debris around it at least 2 feet in all directions. When the condenser unit isn’t in use during winter, we recommend that you cover the top with a piece of wood or plastic to prevent debris from falling on it. Leave the sides uncovered.
Clean the Evaporator Coil
On the inside blower unit, find the evaporator coil door. Use a soft brush to dust off the coil, then spray it with a no-rinse coil cleaner. The spray will foam up and drip into the drain. You can then clean the drain pan with hot water, soap and a little bleach to prevent future algae growth.
To keep your home heating and cooling system working effectively and efficiently, contact our team at Dalton Heating & Air for regular HVAC maintenance. We’re here to help you maximize comfort and cost savings through the cooling season.
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