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New & Essential New Year's Heating and Air Conditioning Tips

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Prepare For the New Year With These HVAC Tips

For many, New Year’s Day is a time for celebration and reflection. It’s an opportunity to start fresh and to reflect upon what you’d like to change and improve in the coming year.

While exercise and nutrition resolutions are always popular, consider branching out this year and making some resolutions related to home maintenance.

One easy way to do this is to learn some new things about taking care of your home. To help you do that, here are some HVAC tips from industry professionals.

Consider Sun Protection

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Many people wonder whether it’s necessary to cover outdoor HVAC units. While it’s important to make sure that your outdoor unit is clear of dirt, debris, and leaves, it’s also important to provide both your home and your unit with shade and protection for the sun.

It’s less important to cover your actual unit, and more important to provide your entire home with sun protection.

Doing this will help to make it more efficient to cool your home, taking the pressure off of your unit. Begin preparing for the hot days of summer now by trying to find ways to provide shade and sun protection to your entire home.

Clean And Clear Vent Circulation

If you find that your HVAC unit isn’t properly heating or cooling, there are a number of simple things to check to get it fully functioning. One easy thing to do is to check your ventilation system. Start by checking to make sure that all vents are open. Next, check to make sure that your vents are not obstructed by furniture or anything else.

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Finally, check to make sure that the vents are clear and clean and that air filters are clean. This simple maintenance can help to make sure that your system isn’t being suffocated by dirt, debris, or other obstructions and that it’s heating efficiently.

HVAC Drainage Hole

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The air conditioning process naturally produces some excess water. This water is collected in the condensate drain. The drain pain is part of the evaporator pan, and there is a drain line that carries excess water out of your home.

If any parts of this system are clogged or not working properly, then you’re at risk of having AC issues or water damage. Unfortunately, a number of things can cause you to require to clean the drain. This includes the drainage line being clogged with dirt, debris, mold, mildew, and other particles.

To avoid damage and problems with your unit, it’s important to keep the condensate drain clean. Plus, if you haven’t had it inspected recently, it’s a good idea to do so to make sure that all parts of the drainage line are working properly.

Perhaps the most important HVAC tip you can take away this New Year is the importance of regular HVAC maintenance. Ensuring that your system is protected, cleaned, and in good working condition can help to keep your home more comfortable, ensure that your HVAC unit is functioning efficiently, and avoid an HVAC emergency.

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