The Leaves are Clogging My Outdoor HVAC Unit

When my wife and I first moved into this home, we were the most excited about the backyard.

  • It was spacious, the grass was green, and there was a beautiful oak tree that shaded the back of the house.

Previously, we were living in a small studio apartment with no yard, so you can imagine how excited we were! Our first summer came and went in the new house, and I’ll be honest, it was a lot more difficult than I thought. I was now responsible for mowing the grass and pulling weeds, which was cutting into my free time on the weekends. I was eager for fall to arrive, because I thought there would be less grass to mow. However, now I have the leaves to worry about from the oak tree. They fall everywhere, and they’re so hard to clean up and throw away. I don’t even know where all these leaves keep coming from, because I’ve raked our yard at least three times now! Not only do I have to rake the leaves, but I also have to worry about them clogging the outdoor unit for our HVAC system. I’m not sure how, but the leaves keep getting stuck in the sides, which makes our HVAC system run slower and less efficiently. I didn’t know this was going to be an issue, until the HVAC technician told me it would cause one if I didn’t continue to keep an eye on it. Instead of cleaning it out every weekend, I purchased a slip cover to go over the outside of the HVAC equipment. So far, this has been working much better!



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