James Dulley's
Cut Your Utility Bills column
for Statewide Editors Assoc.

    "Saving money in an
Earth-friendly manner"


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Mechanical Engineer
Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
  Nationally-Syndicated Columns
(200 newspapers and magazines)

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Dulley May 2016 column - .TXT

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Column Topic High-Resolution Graphic Download Links
184u - Tune up heat pump/central air conditioner - c184-1.jpg - Remove garden tools and other items from around the central air conditioner condenser unit so the air flow is not restricted. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c184-2.jpg - Clean leaves and other debris from the top of the central air conditioner or heat pump even though many will blow away by themselves when the unit starts. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c184-3.jpg - Make sure all the screws, which hold the housing panels on the outdoor unit, are tight so there is minimum air leakage. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c184-4.jpg - After the electric power is switched off to the unit, remove a side cover and clean out debris. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c184-5.jpg - Pull the handle from the secondary power switch to the outdoor condenser unit to be certain the electricity is off. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c184-6.jpg - Remove the side over from the indoor air handler unit and clean off the evaporator coils (a heat pump shown). - Photo credit - James Dulley