Over the last several weeks, the HVAC specialists at Fresh Air Concepts have outlines several HVAC Maintenance Tips for Homeowners, ranging from Replacing Air Filters Every Month, Sealing Your Home, and Cleaning Air Conditioner Components to investing in a Professional HVAC Maintenance Agreement. This week, we are going to unveil another simple maintenance tip that any homeowner can employ: Trimming Back Vegetation.
Whatever you do, do not try to hide your outdoor air conditioning condenser with bushes or other plants. As a general rule of thumb, it is important to trim all vegetation at least two feet away from your outdoor unit. In fact, the further away you keep plants, trees, and shrubs the better. Vegetation can negatively affect airflow, which can negatively affect A/C performance. Air conditioners need an adequate amount of air flow around all sides in order to perform at peak efficiency.
It is also important to regularly clear leaves and other debris from around your outdoor unit.
Remember, it is always easier and more cost effective to prevent problems rather than to fix them. Plus, regular HVAC maintenance will help keep your HVAC unit running at peak efficiency, which will, in turn, keep your utility bills down. That is what we like to call a win-win.
Professional HVAC Maintenance
While you can perform several HVAC maintenance steps yourself, there are just some things that should be left to the professionals. his is why Fresh Air Concepts has designed several maintenance plans to help increase the energy efficiency of your system and extend its useful life. To learn more about these types of maintenance plans, read our previous blog, “HVAC Maintenance Tips for Homeowners: HVAC Maintenance Agreement Benefits.”
If you have any questions about HVAC Maintenance, please contact us by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today! We specialize in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Air Purification in both residential and commercial applications for the central Maryland Area.
Fresh Air Concepts’ mission is simple… “To Be Your HVAC Contractor of Choice for All of Your Maryland Indoor Heating, Air Conditioning, and Air Purification Quality Needs”