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Keep Your HVAC Clean and Safe with These Tips

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

Servicing your heating and air conditioning unit is important to keeping a trouble-free unit and maintaining optimal performance. Most people in the Las Vegas area use their units for both heating and cooling. In that case the unit should be cleaned and maintained twice a year. At the beginning of both hot and cold seasons. 

For an Outdoor Units

  • Inspect unit for proper refrigerant level and adjust if necessary
  • Clean dirt, leaves and debris from inside cabinet
  • Inspect base pan for restricted drain openings - remove obstructions as necessary
  • Inspect coil and cabinet - clean as needed
  • Inspect fan motor and fan blades for wear and damage - on older models lubricate as needed
  • Inspect compressor and associated tubing for damage

For Indoor Units

  • Inspect and clean blower assembly (includes blower housing, blower wheel and motor)
  • Check combustion blower housing for lint and debris and clean as necessary
  • Inspect evaporator coil, drain pan and condensate drain lines. Clean as needed
  • Inspect for gas leaks in gas furnaces
  • Inspect ignition system and safety controls - clean and adjust as needed
  • Inspect control box, associated controls, wiring and connections
  • Listen for abnormal noise
  • Search for source of unusual odors

Also, Remember to have your unit and vents cleaned regularly and don't forget to change your filters!

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