Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.

Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Can You Improve Your Furnace on Your Own?

Isaiah Chapman

When it comes to furnaces, it is usually best to leave serious repairs to the pros. Let licenses and insured HVAC pros handle all the major repairs. They can keep your furnace working efficiently as possible. That being said, this doesn't mean you can neglect your own maintenance. There are a few simple DIY jobs that can improve your furnace efficiency, increasing airflow, and ensuring that the air flowing through your ducts is as warm as possible. Luckily, these are jobs that you can do even if you don't have any HVAC experience. You won't need to mess with the gas. The only thing you need to do is turn off the power. This article takes a closer look at cleaning your furnace evaporator coils can and why it is such a smart DIY job.

Understand Why Your Furnace Isn't Working Properly 

If you have a new furnace, the chances are that you won't need to have any professional maintenance for quite a few years. Furnaces are efficient and well built, but this does not mean that, in the meantime, your furnace won't become a little less effective. One of the biggest causes of an ineffective furnace is dirty evaporator coils. Most furnaces are placed in garages or storage rooms. These are rooms that can get quite dirty, so you shouldn't be surprised if your furnace gets dirty too.

What and Where Are the Evaporator Coils

On most furnaces, the evaporator coils are in a separate unit attached to the main furnace cabinet. You usually don't have to open the main furnace cabinet to find the coils. Most evaporators are accessible via a small door. The whole evaporator unit is only about the size of a shoebox. Before you open it, you should turn off the power to your furnace, just to be safe.

Cleaning the Coils

Once the furnace power is shut off, you can open and clean the coils. The coils are fragile, so you want to clean them with a brush or rag, but don't use too much force. The trick is to make sure that you remove the dust from in between the coils. This is intricate and slow work, but luckily the area is not big so it might only take an hour. You can use a hose vacuum to suck up all the dust that you knocked loose.

With clean coils, your furnace will be able to absorb heat more quickly. For more assistance, contact heating repair contractors.