Day 22 – Is Your HVAC Choking?
Is your refrigerator running? Then go catch it. Is your HVAC choking? Time to administer CPR! When was the last time you looked at your HVAC unit? Specifically the condenser which is the big box usually located outside the house. At first glance it doesn’t look too bad, but if you peek around the back…
…you’ll find a stray vine trying to make its way inside.
In order for your HVAC system to work efficiently and live longer, it’s important to keep vegetation and leaves away from the condenser. Never plant bushes or shrubs too close to the unit.
To discourage weeds and plants from growing back lay down some mulch, rocks or other weed resistant materials. I used leftover slate slabs around our unit. It’s what I had on hand and it was FREE.
Go check your condenser and if it’s choking give it some CPR by pulling back all the weeds and shrubs.
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I hope you’ll also teach us how to clean the HVAC unit….