2 Easy Ways To Check And Improve Your AC

Posted on: 26 November 2017

Homeowners on a budget understandably still want to have a more efficient HVAC system. That is, they might notice that the HVAC system is not working as well as it used to, but they can't necessarily afford professional HVAC repair. If this is the case with your HVAC system, this article might be helpful. It explains two simple things that you can do that could immediately improve the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning systems.

Check and Replace Your AC Hose

The AC hose is a vital piece of the HVAC puzzle. The term "puzzle" is appropriate because the AC hose often a hidden piece. That is, it is located in an area that is hard-to-find. It is between the condenser unit in the wall of your home. It is often tucked away and coiled up so it is hard to see. Nonetheless, it is exposed to the elements and it can get damaged in a number of ways. To Check the condition of your hose, you need to run your hand by while the AC is running. If you feel any air leaks, it means that your hose has a hole or the connections are loose. If you're hose does have a whole, it is easier to just replace it completely.

Wash Your Evaporator Coils

Another key way to keep your HVAC system efficient is to wash your evaporator coil. You need to do this to the evaporator coils on the heat pump, which is located on the outside of your home. The coils are the metal sheets that wrap around the inside and outside of the box. You can easily see them behind the protective cage. The coils on the inside of the cylinder are at lower risk of getting dirty because they are more protected from the elements. However, the exterior coils are extremely vulnerable, and can't get dirty just from wind blowing dust and debris into them. They get dirty easily, but they're also very easy to clean. You can use coil cleaning brushes, but these only work if you remove the protective cage. Before you resort to using brushes, try spraying down your coils with steady stream of water. If it looks like most of the dirt has washed out, you can probably avoid using the brush all together. Both of these jobs are free and easy. You can go do them right now, and you make immediately noticed that your system is more productive than it used to be.

Talk to a company like Hydraulic Hose & Cylinder Inc to learn more.