Your heater is a key part of your home, but it can be easy to forget about as long as it's doing its job. But if you don't keep up with a regular maintenance plan, you might end up being sorry (and very cold) later on this winter. To get started, here are three maintenance tasks you should tackle every fall before the cold weather arrives.
Clean Near the Gas Connection Before You Turn It On
Foul odors can be a commonly encountered problem for air conditioning system. Yet, homeowners will frequently be unsure of the various problems that could be contributing to this problem. While there are many problems that could cause your air conditioner to smell foul, there are three particularly common sources of this problem that you should know about.
The air ducts that run throughout your home can accumulate almost shocking amounts of dust and dander.
The air conditioner condenser coils, which sit outside the house, contain fins or coils that channel refrigerant outside the house and back into the house. It is in the condensing unit that the heat is transferred from the refrigerant (in the coils) to the outside air. This means, if the condenser isn't working properly, it will not drain away the heat, and your air conditioner's efficiency will plummet. Here are three common things that lead to malfunctioning condenser fins:
Having pets is wonderful, for the most part. The added maintenance that you have to do to repair chewed shoes and scratched furniture might not be so nice, but overall, your pet is a good addition to your family. However, your pet can also cause issues for your air conditioning system in more ways than one. Many people concentrate on keeping their pets safe in hot weather with the air conditioner, but you should also look at keeping your air conditioner—and the techs who repair it—safe from your pets.
Few systems in your home are as important as your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. There's nothing worse than reaching out to turn on your air conditioning unit, only to find that it has faltered. Don't wait until there is an emergency situation to spring into action; use these preventative strategies so that you can keep your HVAC system in good condition for as long as possible.
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