5 Tips for Maintaining Your HVAC Unit
Replacing or repairing your HVAC unit can certainly put a dent in your pocketbook, so isn’t it best to try avoiding such a scenario altogether? Granted, no HVAC unit lasts forever, but performing regular maintenance can drastically increase its lifespan and prevent issues. That’s why the team from Air Temp has collected some important HVAC maintenance tips for you here.
Below you’ll find five important pointers from NJ’s experts for maintaining your heating and air conditioning system!
Shut Off Power
Before performing any maintenance duties on your HVAC system, it’s very important that you shut off its power to eliminate the risk of electrocution, or the chance that the unit will turn on while you’re working on it.
Clean Around HVAC Unit
One of the easiest ways you can prevent HVAC issues is by keeping the area around the unit clean all year round. Rake the leaves and other lawn debris away from the condenser unit and keep all trees, shrubs, and vegetation cut back at least two feet from it. For those who live in an area where it snows, covering the condenser unit when not in use is also recommended.
Straighten the Fins
The fins on the outside of your HVAC unit need to be straight and in good condition for your HVAC unit to run at peak performance levels. Your unit sucks in air from outside through the fins to pump throughout your home, so any bent fins that decrease airflow can zap its efficiency.
Clean the Evaporator Coil
Although this is something often handled by HVAC maintenance professionals, more handy home DIY enthusiasts will find that it’s a relatively simple project to undertake. The evaporator coil door can be easily found inside your HVAC unit. Once you’ve opened it, you can brush off the evaporator coil and spray it down with some no-rinse coil cleaner.
Remove Debris from Condenser/Compressor
To remove the debris built up on your HVAC unit’s condenser/compressor, lift the fan cage away from the top of the unit and clean leaves and other debris by hand or with a vacuum.
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