I am a hardworker at our task as well as at home. Even if I’ve had an especially long afternoon at work, it won’t stop myself and others from getting some cleaning done around the lake house or the grass mowed or even the gutters cleaned. I have a calendar in our dining room solely devoted to maintenance as well as chore schedules. I have everything from the dates for our oil changes on our automobile to the maintenance dates for our heating as well as cooling system. This way, I never miss an important repair or chore that might lead to an extravagant disaster if neglected. Since I live in the south as well as use our air conditioning system often year round, I do our routine Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C cleaning as well as maintenance more often than most. At least five or more than five times a year, I open up the air handler as well as clean everything with a mild vinegar solution. This prevents any mold or microbial buildup on the coil or anywhere else in the air system. After swapping out our filter, I then focus our attention on our condensate drain line. As the air in your plan passes over the evaporator coils in your air handler, the moisture is pulled out in the cooling process as well as then pools in the condensate pan. A pump pushes this water into a long pipe that goes from your air handler to the ground outdoors. This small PVC pipe can become clogged with algae growth, especially if you run your air conditioning system as often as I do. For this cleaning task, I reach for our bottle of bleach since there’s no metal in the line I have to worry about corroding. I run a diluted solution of bleach as well as soap as well as pour it down the pipe from the opening at the air handler. After allowing time for the solution to run down the pipe as well as additional time for the bleach to sanitize it, the last step is sucking the line clean with a shop vac. Just get a vacuum adapter roughly the size of the drain line pipe as well as put it up to the opening outside. This will draw out any microbial buildup that didn’t fall out on its own with the cleaner. After doing this process, our air conditioning system drains more efficiently as well as I’m at a much lower risk of water leaks.
February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021