Series on Protecting Your AC From Costly Repairs… Part 4

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Keep a clean perimeter around your air conditioner / HVAC equipment.

When a condenser unit gets dirty it can force your compressor to work harder than it needs to, which leads to an increased energy consumption by as much as 30 percent. You will also want to keep grass from your mower and mud from storm runoff from splashing into the condenser unit. Your best bet on the perimeter is to surround the pad on which the AC Unit sits with a gravel border, add rain gutters around your home to channel water away from your AC unit. This will prevent rainwater from collecting and submerging the Air Conditioner and force it to drain away from the HVAC equipment.
For local Air Conditioner and Furnace repairs and service call 951-660-4242