How to Protect Your Outdoor HVAC

As the months begin to cool, many people’s air conditioner goes off while their heat kicks on, instead. Although your system may be getting a rest, it can undergo damage throughout the fall and winter. Between falling leaves and debris as well as icy snow, without proper protection, your outdoor unit can take a serious beating. We have gathered some essential tips for you to follow to protect your outdoor HVAC system.

Clean Your Outdoor HVAC

At the end of the summer when your air conditioning is turned off, you should clean the system. By opening the unit, you can clean out any debris such as leaves and sticks. Throughout autumn, while leaves are falling, you should consistently clean your system so that leaves do not build up. You can clean the fans, vents, and other unit parts. However, you should turn the power off beforehand to mitigate any hazards.

You can also inspect your system while cleaning it out. If you discover any leakage during your cleaning, you should contact your local HVAC repairman to properly fix the unit.

Clear the Surrounding Area

Surrounding plants can lead to an accumulation of debris in your HVAC system. As plants begin to die off in the fall, you can cut them back to limit the impact of fallen leaves and growth on the unit. Additionally, as you perform your final yard mows of the year, you should cover your system to protect it from tiny shards of grass.

Maintenance HVAC Work

Every few months, you should hire a professional to perform maintenance cleaning of your HVAC system. Regular maintenance of your unit can preserve its efficiency, lower energy costs, and maintain its longevity. With Viviano’s Maintenance Program, you can expect:

  • Heat exchanger inspection
  • Ignition cleaning
  • Burner cleaning
  • Flue draft inspection
  • Refrigerant inspection
  • Safety and start checks
  • Air filter cleaning and replacement
  • Part lubrication
  • Condenser coil cleaning
  • Protective coating applied

If you are concerned about preparing your system for the colder months, you can always call in the experts for assistance. Viviano can help protect and prepare your HVAC unit for all seasons. Whether you need assistance with your outdoor AC unit or want to ensure your furnace is ready for the cooler months, we’ve got you covered. Get in touch with our team today to get HVAC services without breaking the bank.