Removing Leftover Moisture from HVAC Lines
EPISODE 3 - The Ultimate HVAC Change Out
You and your family rely heavily on your HVAC unit to provide comfortable and clean air for your home. To ensure that you are getting the highest quality air and the most out of your system, it is necessary to perform all maintenance and preventative services thoroughly. Skipping steps or "cutting corners" will not benefit you long term.
When performing an HVAC changeout, one crucial step to securing the longevity of your system is to remove all moisture and air from the lines and from the coils underneath the house. If moisture is left unmanaged, it will mix with the oil and refrigerant in the new system, causing a moisture buildup that can ultimately lead to the development of harmful acid.
Acid buildup can destroy the compressor and cost thousands of dollars in repairs. The most effective way to avoid this is to pull a vacuum on your system - connecting a vacuum pump to your hvac unit and measuring the micron level. Running the pump for about 1-2 hours, vacuuming the system down to at least 500 microns is the recommended time to ensure your system is properly cleaned.