Extend AC Life!Are you a homeowner tired of endless expenses and bills? Ward off unnecessary spending on heating and cooling by extending the life of your heater and air conditioner with these simple and quick tips. Extend AC Life!
Check the air filter in your furnace or fan coil every 3 to 4 weeks.A dirty filter will cause excessive strain on your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump. Replace your filter when necessary, or clean it if you have the reusable type. If you have a reusable filter (electrostatic), make sure it is completely dry before you re-install it. The pre-filter and collection cells of an electronic air cleaner should be cleaned at least two or three times per year. A clean filter saves you money!
Clean dust off of your indoor coil.You can remove the front door of your coil above your furnace. If it is a type that was inserted in your ductwork, you will need to call a professional. With a vacuum cleaner and soft-brush attachment, you can remove any dust from the top and underside of the coil. Make sure you only do this when the coil is dry. If you can’t get the coil clean this way, contact us.
Keep your outdoor condensing unit free of debris.If you keep grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery and debris away from your outdoor unit, it should only require minimal care to operate properly. If the outdoor coil becomes dirty, use a brush or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to clean the surface. A clean surface allows for better airflow. To clean dirt that is deep in the coil, call us to schedule a service call.
Make sure your outdoor unit stays in a level position.If the support for your split-system outdoor unit shifts or settles and the unit is no longer level, re-level it promptly. This ensures the fan assembly is not working too hard when in use.
Inspect your furnace’s combustion area and vent system before each heating season.If you find dirt, soot or rust, your system may not operate properly or at its peak efficiency. Use a vacuum to clean up the mess.