Every month I perform some minor maintenance chores on the HVAC system in my home.
Performing these Shores absolutely helps increase the longevity of the machine.
A well cared for HVAC system May last twice as long as one that has never been touched. I used to contact a repair service to perform the tune ups, but now I handle most of the work on my own. Each month I clean the drain line with a solution of warm water and detergent. Each month I change the air filter and clean all of the evaporator coils. The last time I took the air conditioner apart to clean the system, I ended up losing one of the screws. I looked all over the garage for the screw, but I could not find it anywhere. It was as if it disappeared into thin air. The other three screws were sitting in the same place where I left them, but the fourth was missing. I recently learned the location of the 4th air conditioner screw. I decided to clean out my dog’s water bowl and food dish. When I cleared away all of the food, I noticed something shiny sitting in the corner of the bowl. I did not know that the shiny object was going to be the screw from the HVAC unit. I guess my dog picked up the screw and carried it to his food bowl. I’m glad he was smart enough to realize that the screw wasn’t food. It could have been dangerous if he would have swallowed the screw. It could have been lodged in his stomach and required surgery to remove.