Tip & How-To about Heating & Cooling
Look for crimping in both refrigerant lines. They are most vulnerable where they leave the condensing unit and where they go through your exterior wall.The larger tube should be cold and insulated.
Check that the insulation is in good condition, without wear or cracks.The smaller tube should be warm along its entire length.
Use a carpenters level to check whether the condensing unit is level.
Cut back plants near the unit to improve airflow.
Do not place the outdoor air conditioner unit where walls, decks, fences and other structures restrict airflow.
Either move the unit or the feature restricting the airflow.
.Place the unit at least 6 feet from things that discharge heat, such as vents from water heaters and dryers.
Dryer vents also discharge lint, which plugs air conditioner coils.
Shut off your air conditioner when mowing the lawn to prevent clippings from getting sucked into the condenser.
And point the lawnmower discharge away from the condenser so it doesn't throw stones or other objects into the condenser's delicate aluminum fins.
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