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HVAC Maintenance

Home should be a place where you feel safe, relaxed, and comfortable. Part of that comfort has to do with temperature control, air flow and air quality. Whether it’s your air conditioner that cools you off during the summer or heat that keeps things warm during the winter, your HVAC system is a huge part of creating that comfortable environment! Keep reading to learn more about taking care of your HVAC system.

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  • Just like the filters in your car, your HVAC filters need to be replaced. It can be an easy component to forget about, but one that can have a huge impact on the air quality of your home. Each HVAC unit is different, so replace your filters on the schedule that your manufacturer recommends (generally every 30 days), but you will definitely need to replace the filters soon if you notice your house getting extra dusty after you run your heat or air conditioner.



  • Step 1: Turn off your air conditioner.

  • Step 2: Find the condensate drain line.

  • Step 3: Locate the access point on the drain. Remove the 90-degree cap, which fits on a T-shaped connector on the PVC condensation drain pipe. Doing this will open the access hole of the pipe.

  • Step 4: Flush with distilled vinegar.

  • Step 5: Let it sit for about 30 minutes.

  • Step 6: Repeat each month.

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Inspect the system monthly when changing the filter to uncover potential problems. Check out the thermostat, inside the unit, outside the unit, and registers and returns. On your visual checklist, you should include things like:

  • Battery status on the thermostat

  • Inspect the condensate system to ensure that it is draining properly

  • Ensure the filter access and cabinet door are securely closed

  • Make sure the flue system is securely attached and fully intact

  • Check all registers for signs of mold

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If your indoor and outdoor HVAC unit has coil systems, it is important that these coils remain free of debris for consistent airflow to keep the units running, as the unit may no longer turn on if the coils are blocked. It is important to follow the coil cleaning instructions so they do not become damaged.

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When was the last time you had your HVAC unit serviced? If it has been over a year, you could be at a much higher risk for problems occurring. A tune-up can catch problems before they spiral out of control and can even lower your energy bill. If you want to keep your AC unit in good shape, HVAC maintenance can help to prolong its lifespan.

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of HVAC maintenance tips, there are several most that you should look into to maintain the performance and integrity of your HVAC system. For all of your AC financing needs, call the team at Florida Man AC. We are proud to serve Brevard County, Lee County, Manatee County, Orange County, Charlotte County, Hillsborough County, Marion County, Pasco County, Sarasota County, Pinellas County, and Broward County.