2 Steps To A Healthier HVAC System

You can save a lot of money on your monthly utility bills if you to spend a little time every year on some basic HVAC maintenance. Most people are a little intimidated by HVAC work because they don't have experience working with gas or electrical components. This article deals with simple repairs that don't involve message with the gas electricity. Here are two simple jobs that you can get started on right now:

Clean the Condenser Unit

Cleaning the condenser unit is one of the most essential jobs for a healthy HVAC system. The condenser is a large unit located next to the walls on the outside of your house. This unit is exposed to the elements, meaning that it is going to get dirty over time. Dirt within certain components can decrease the efficiency of your condenser unit.

The coils are perhaps the most important thing to keep clean. Luckily, they are also the easiest component to clean. The coils are connected to the metal sheets that line the outside of condenser. If you look closely, you will notice that they are made out of aluminum, and there are thin rows. These rows are usually called fins. When the fins get bent, the coils don't work as well because it blocks airflow. This usually means that the condenser fan runs hotter and isn't as efficient as it should be. Ultimately, your goal is always to make sure that there is no dirt between the fins, and that they are straight and evenly spaced.

The first step is to clean them out. Usually, you can efficiently and effectively clean your fence with just a hose. However, if there's a lot of dirt buildup, you will probably need to spray it down with some basic household cleaners. Let the cleaner soak into the dirt for a bit to break it down, and then some spray it out with some water.

Straightening the Coils

Now that your coils are clean, you can straighten eight bedrooms. You can do this by hand, but using a flat head screwdriver works the best. Get the screwdriver underneath the bed quail and slide it sideways, bending it up as you go. You can also invest in condenser straightening combs, which are very effective, but only if you have a comb that is the right gauge for your coils.

Your AC system is always going to be more efficient if your coils are straight and clean. It is a simple job that won't take more than a few minutes, but it will increase your system's efficiency. Contact the best heating and air conditioning service for more information and assistance. 

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