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Two Ways To Improve HVAC Efficiency

You don't have to spend a ton of money to keep your HVAC system running efficiently. Of course, many people will have their system regularly maintained by professionals. This is definitely smart, but it still often is not enough. That is, there might be a few simple job that you need to do between regular professional maintenance visits.

For instance, many people only have a professional come to the house once a year, at most. However, furnace filters only have a three month lifespan. Similarly, your condenser unit might need to be cleaned twice a year. This article explains how to replace your furnace filter and clean your condenser coils.

Replacing Your Furnace Filter

Replacing the furnace filter is an easy process. On many furnaces, the filter can be accessed without any tools, and you don't even need to open up the furnace cabinet. On some furnaces the filter will be inside the cabinet, and you might need to search around to find it. But, it is usually clearly marked and easy to locate. The filter will usually slide right out of the compartment with ease. Once you have the furnace compartment opened, use a flashlight to look inside it.

If there is dust buildup inside the empty compartment, use a vacuum hose to quickly clean it out before putting the new filter in place. It is a good idea to set reminders on your smart phone so you can always change your filters in time.

Cleaning Your Condenser

Cleaning your condenser coils is equally easy if you know where they are. The condenser coils are easy to find because they're located on the outside of the AC unit. As long as you can reach a hose to your air conditioning unit, you can clean the coils.

All you need to do is spray down the coils with a strong stream of water to release any dirt caught in between the individual ridges. This is a simple job, but one that you should do at least once a year. If you don't keep your AC unit covered during the winter, you should spray down the coils twice a year.

These are two jobs that will lengthen the lifespan of both your furnace and air conditioner, and make them more efficient when it comes to running them on a daily basis.

As you can see, you don't need any special skills, training, or tools to do this simple work. For more information, talk to a company like CNR Air Conditioning Inc.