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TIP! Before you contact people to assist you in getting your system fixed, know what kind of system you’re working with in the first place. Take a look at the system or the owner’s manual to find the name and model number.

It is frustrating to have a failing HVAC system when it is super hot or super cold. Learning what you can about HVAC units will help you fix them or maintain them. Read on to learn more.

TIP! If your HVAC doesn’t seem to be working properly, check things out yourself prior to calling in a technician. You will be looking to see which of your rooms feel hotter or colder than they should be.

Before you start calling to find someone to fix your unit, make sure you know the type of system that is installed. Get information on the make and model, plus if you have information on the history of maintenance, that will help, too. Your contractor will appreciate this information.

TIP! Don’t hire a contractor until you know a little about what you are facing. It will be difficult for an HVAC contractor to provide you with an estimate on the phone without knowing what your current setup is.

If you are having issues with your HVAC, do a tour of your house before you call in help. Notice the temperature in each room. Are some cooler or hotter than others? This will help your contractor quickly determine where the issue lies and how to get it fixed quickly and easily.

TIP! To make sure your condenser fan works properly, keep the fan blades and the coils clean. Always shut the power off before doing any work or cleaning on the unit.

If your unit is outdoors, clean them regularly. Debris can pile up at rates that increase during rainy or windy weather, and this can foul up the inner workings of your system. Overheating can occur, which often spells disaster for your system.

TIP! If you need to decide the best place to put your outdoor compressor unit, consider putting it in a location that is in the shade. When your unit is bringing in cool air, it will not have to work as hard to cool the air as it moves it inside, boosting efficiency.

If trees are losing leaves around your home, this can impact your HVAC unit. Clean the fan grill often when leaves are falling. When blockages restrict the flow of air to the fan, you could end up with serious issues on your hands.

TIP! Your system should be checked twice a year. The normally recommended time for HVAC system inspections is once before the peak cooling season when it gets hot and you’ll be using your AC, and once before the peak heating season, during the cold months when you’re likely to be using your heat.

Some fan condensers may contain oil parts, and if yours does, ensure it is lubricated at least once per year. Such ports tend to have coverings made of rubber or metal. Use SAE 20 oil that is non-detergent and lightweight, and put 10 drops or fewer in each port, but make sure to avoid overfilling them.

TIP! When it gets cold outside, turn off the outdoor condensers. Once the temperature drops into the 50s, the unit should no longer be on.

Don’t let the idea of hunting down an HVAC contractor intimidate you. This article has given you the things you need to know to be confident. You should be ready to run to the next HVAC service and get the job done now that you’ve read this article.

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