Keep your filters clean. High efficiency filters have an electrostatic
charge to help attract and capture tiny dust particles and bacteria in the air.
Replacing your filter often is recommended. Generally, every three months,
but check it monthly to make sure there are no unusual buildups. If you
have pets, hair and dander builds up faster and it is recommended to change
your filter(s) monthly.
Keep a minimum of two feet clearance around outside air conditioner and
heat pump units.
Remove any debris like leaves, and branches from air conditioners and heat
pump units. Be careful not to discharge grass clippings into the outdoor units.
Inspect refrigerant lead lines monthly and replace insulation if missing
Make sure the air conditioning or heating pump units are on firm level
ground or pads.
On a yearly basis, pour a mixture of bleach and water down the condensate
drain to prevent mold and algae from growing, which could ultimately cause
your drain to clog.
If you have a humidifier, during the summer turn off the water supply.
Turn it back on and replace the wick filter when you plan to turn back
on your furnace. On your thermostat, set the humidity between 35% and 40%.
Your home's HVAC system needs air to flow so avoid closing more than
20% of the air flow registers to avoid placing unnecessary stress on your system.
It is recommended to replace your carbon monoxide detector battery yearly.
A monthly battery check is preferred.