How to Protect Your HVAC System From Debris this Fall
October 8th, 2020 by cverdone
Your HVAC unit keeps your house cool during the hot summer and warm during winter. Maintaining your HVAC system and protecting it against environmental hazards such as leaves and cut grass will extend its longevity. The debris will block your HVAC, thus decreasing its efficiency and creating a fire risk.
Here are some valuable tips on how to protect your HVAC system from debris.
Cover Your HVAC Unit
There are various types of unique covers you can buy for your outside compressor to stop debris from blowing into the system. Typically, these covers are made of a fine mesh that accumulates particles without restricting air circulation. There are also off-season covers that are made of water-repellant material that covers the system’s surface.
Nevertheless, you shouldn’t use an off-season cover if you own a heat pump, because these systems operate throughout the year for both cooling and heating.
Keep the Area Around Your HVAC Unit Clean
Weeds, dust, and other obstructions can decrease air circulation through your condenser and reduce its ability to cool your home efficiently. Ensuring your outside unit is away from impinging greenery will improve its performance and make it more energy-efficient.
By removing any debris around your outdoor cooling system and pruning weeds, you increase air circulation, thus reducing wear and tear to your HVAC system.
Continue With Restraint
It is advisable to inspect the area around the unit regularly, but you must be cautious of its techniques. When caring for your landscaping and mowing your grass, you should be extra careful to prevent damaging your HVAC system’s exterior components. You should always cut and blow debris away from the system.
Stones and wayward branches, for instance, can damage the coil fins and coolant lines. It may be complicated to remove a foreign object stuck within your HVAC system; therefore, you should call a reputable HVAC professional who has the required expertise and tools to remove debris from your HVAC systems without damaging it.
TuneUp the Heating System
Constant maintenance is necessary to keep your HVAC system in top condition year in year out. To achieve the best results, hire an established and experienced HVAC professional. You should tune-up your HVAC system to get ready for winter and also in the spring to make sure your system works efficiently during the summer.
Regular maintenance increases the lifespan of your HVAC unit, and our HVAC professionals can detect small issues before they turn into significant problems.
Ensuring your HVAC is clean can be tricky, but you shouldn’t have any problems with this guide. At Thornton Heating Service, we guarantee outstanding customer service, and we are committed to providing top-quality care to your HVAC unit. We offer inclusive HVAC maintenance, repair, and installation services.