Do It Yourself
What maintenance can I do myself?
With the proper maintenance and care, your equipment will operate economically and dependably. There are a few simple, routine maintenance operations you can do to help ensure the best performance and comfort from your system.
Before you perform any kind of maintenance, consider these important safety precautions.
Check the air filter in your furnace or fan coil every 3 to 4 weeks. A dirty filter
will cause excessive strain on your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump. Replace
your filter when necessary, or clean it if you have the reusable type (If you have
a reusable filter, make sure it’s completely dry before you re-
Clean dust off of your indoor coil. With a vacuum cleaner and soft-
Keep your outdoor condensing unit free of debris. If you keep grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery and debris away from your outdoor unit, it should only require minimal care to operate properly. Check the base pan (under the unit) occasionally and remove debris, to help the unit drain correctly.
If the outdoor coil becomes dirty, use a brush or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to clean the surface. To clean dirt that is deep in the coil, call us to schedule a service call.
Take special care of outdoor condensing units near salt water. If your unit is located
near the gulf, you can help preserve its optimal condition with a little extra care.
Mist and sea breezes carry salt which is corrosive to most metals. Although most
new units are made out of galvanized metal and are protected by top-
Make sure your outdoor unit stays in a level position. If the support for your split-
Inspect your furnace’s combustion area and vent system before each heating season.
If you find dirt, soot or rust, your system may not operate properly or at its peak
efficiency. Call us at 455-