Hello this is Jake from JWB and I'm going to
briefly show you how to troubleshoot your HVAC system. You want to make sure that you do turn
off your system before starting any of this maintenance. Okay, so this is your air handler. Most
times they can be found in a garage or a closet. They may vary in size but they
should look something like this.
Down at the bottom is where the filter is going to be
held. Sometimes they can be on the side if the air does come from the side and then you also have
your drain line right here with your drain cap. Okay so now we're going to go over how to change the air filter. It should be at the bottom of the unit. This is where mine is located. Sometimes they
have halves on here or little levers or pins that you can pull.
Mine doesn't have any of those.
It just sits on there. Pull out the old filter and then you take a new filter and replace
it in there and then just do the steps the opposite way. Okay moving forward we're going
to locate the drain line it's going to be at the bottom of the system and this allows the
condensation to leak and then leave the system to the outside the property. It's a PVC pipe and
there's going to be an interruption right here for your drain line cap. Most times
these will just come off just like this. Now you can either fill this with distilled vinegar and pour it down or you can fill a little bit of distilled
vinegar in a cap and pour it in.
There it doesn't take much. Even just filling this
up it's just enough for preventative maintenance. Okay and lastly what we can try to do is
we can try to shop vac the drain line. I have my shop vac here. You can find shop vacs
at Lowe's, Home Depot, or ACE Hardware for 50 to 60 dollars. They'll be much smaller than this and actually
more applicable for this situation. Wat we'll do is again we'll remove
this drain cap right here and we can take this and you put it over it.
mine's a little bit bigger so if I was doing this myself I would go ahead and just duct tape this a
little bit over it. That way we've got a good seal. You just turn on your shop vac and it
can pull out any clogs that are in the line. This line also does go to the outside of the
property so sometimes you can pull from the outside also. Okay like I mentioned there is an outside discharge for the drain line. If you come in close you can see the drain line right
here and you can see how it's wet underneath because this should constantly be dripping.
would repeat the same process where you put the shop vac hose up to this try to create a good
seal and you can pull from here as well. On behalf of JWB I would like to thank you for trying these
troubleshooting tips and I would like to add that these quick troubleshooting tips actually do alleviate the problem most times. Especially with the drain line, we do find that a lot. If you
have any other questions about the process or you need help kind of walking through the steps, please
feel free to contact your maintenance coordinator.