Amber Kennoy: [00:00:03] Thanks for keeping it here on Everyday Kentucky. Amber Kennoy with Jamie Clark of Synergy Home back for Whiteboard Wednesday field trip style. So this is that time of year is temperatures are ramping up that you get a lot of calls how can we help ourselves keep having to make those calls?
Jamie Clark: [00:00:20] So I call it save yourself a service call because a lot of our service call ended up being what I would call nuisance situations that the homeowner could have taken care of themselves if they had just a couple of few tips. So most common service call your filter’s dirty. So before you do anything, go downstairs, rent it out, pull that filter out, make sure it’s good and clean. Put a brand new one in. Probably 30% of our service calls are dirty 34 and we don’t want to charge you to come change your filter, you know? Right. Next thing is your drain system. So your air conditioner has a PVC drain just like that. It’s draining the moisture when your air conditioner is taking the humidity out of the house. Unfortunately, this can grow mold and especially over the winter, it can get stagnant. So if you’ve got a wet, dry vac, or a shop vac, then most of these we have a cap right here. So you can pull on it, put your vacuum on it to suck that drain right out. The next most common thing is these are all computerized today, much more so than they have ever been. And just like any other computer, sometimes you need to reset them. So every heating, cooling system by code has to have a way to reset it within six feet of it. This one here is right next to it. Typically, it’s a light switch for a gas furnace. For a heat pump. It’s going to be a circuit breaker cycle that off. Wait about a minute. Cycle it back on. You’d be surprised how many times that’s going to reset everything and get you back running so that it Saturday night on a 10:00, you’re not going to be sweating.
Amber Kennoy: [00:01:36] Now, you mentioned in a previous Whiteboard Wednesday that you recommend having a U.V. filter to kind of help with the mold. Does that help with the drainage issue as well?
Jamie Clark: [00:01:44] Absolutely. Absolutely. So this system here has an ultraviolet light back here in the duct work that shines through this cabinet here. And this is called your evaporator coil. It’s where mold typically grows. Mold can’t grow in the presence of ultraviolet. So it’s good for your air quality and good for your system’s maintenance.
Amber Kennoy: [00:01:59] So if you’ve had a history of this getting clogged. Yes. And different things going on, it’s probably a good idea to maybe look at adding.