Maintenance Tips for Home Owners

• Monitor the indoor unit to make sure it isn’t leaking (this should be done regularly when you first start the system and after it has had repairs made).

• Water damage can range from minor leaks to major failures. Some potential consequences of water damage can lead to structural damage, electrical issues, appliance failure, and even health risks from bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants.

• If you notice dripping coming from your secondary drain, it could mean that your main drain is clogged. A secondary drain is a backup drainage system designed to provide an alternative path for water to flow when the main drain becomes blocked or clogged.

• Pouring a cup of bleach or a cup of vinegar into the drain line each month and flushing with a gallon of warm water is a common method to clean and maintain your drain line.

• Turning the system off when mowing the grass to prevent grass clippings from sticking to the system and blowing the loose grass away from the unit before turning it back on.

• Put ant poison around the outdoor unit to prevent ants from getting into the system and causing damage.

• Turning the system off during thunderstorms unless it has a surge protector on it.

• Changing the filters on a regular basis will keep your system operating safely and clean.