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Old 05-15-2013, 09:47 AM
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What do you do to keep your systems in good condition?
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:01 AM
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Change filters every 3 months.
Annual check ups of system.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:31 AM
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Hose off the outside condenser screens occasionally, especially if there is a Cottonwood tree in the area!
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:14 AM
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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We actually change our filters every month. Much easier on the system since we run it constantly, my husband and I both work from home so it's on all the time. We make it a habit and I tell my clients to change it when you pay your mortgage. It's just an easier way to remember.

Get the system serviced when summer and winter are about to start. They check the freon level, coils performance and any other items you can't see.

Changing the filter takes care of the ducts. Don't buy those filters that say they last 6 months etc. they actually make the system work harder, so use the standard cheaper ones and just change them.

Christie brought up a great point about the compressor outside many people forget about it. Grass clippings get attached to them etc. so make sure it's clear of debris and the fins are clean.


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Old 05-15-2013, 01:40 PM
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I pour a mix of 1/3 Bleach and 2/3 water (mixed in a milk jug) down the Condensate drain line (air line) in the attic when I change the filters or at least 4 times a year. The Bleach water flushes out the condensation lines from algae / crud build up and keeps your system from getting plugged up.
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