Things You Can Do

For your A/C:

  1. Use a quality filter. Once a month, check your filter for dirt and replace if needed. Make sure it’s the correct size. It must fit tight to ensure that dirt and airborne particles do not bypass the filter, causing your coil to lose efficiency. It may also cause costly, unwanted service calls and/or equipment damage.
  2. Twice a year, vacuum your drain from outside with a shop vac to prevent clogging. While vacuuming, listen for suction at your air handler.
  3. Keep the area around your outdoor unit clear of debris and landscape to ensure optimal air flow. Obstructions will cause your unit to run inefficiently and may cause major breakdowns.

For your pool heater: 

  1. Keep your pool water chemically balanced. If you have a salt water pool, do not over salt. A good, certified pool contractor can help with this if need be. Depending on the type of unit you have, low P.H. or over salting will lead to erosion and is damaging to equipment.
  2. Keep digital controllers on all heaters out of direct sunlight. If not, bezels will crack allowing moisture in which may cause electronic failure. If your heater faces south or west, it’s also a very good idea to shelter your unit from the negative effects of the sun.
  3. Keep the area around your unit clear of debris and landscape to ensure optimal

Keep the evaporator coil on your heat pump clean. Heat pumps must drain. Drain holes are found at the bottom of the unit below the coil. Periodically inspect these holes to ensure they are free of obstruction.


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