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An Easy-to-understand Guide To All Your HVAC Questions

TIP! Before you choose an HVAC contractor, have an idea in your mind of what needs to be done. This will make the quote process much easier.

You may think that anything to do with HVAC is really complex. Ignorance can be scary. On the other hand, there is a wealth of ideas and knowledge you can use to simplify the matter.

TIP! In order to keep your outside condenser fan running efficiently, make sure the coils and the fan blades are cleaned before the cooling season begins. Turn off your power before doing any job like this.

Your outside condenser fan can be helped to run better by you cleaning the fan blades and coils prior to summer starting up. Always shut off all power to your unit for any work beyond superficial cleaning. Remove leaves and debris from the outdoor unit.

TIP! Outdoor condenser units need to be cleaned regularly. Things pile up after storms and damage your system.

Keep your outdoor units free of debris when your cutting grass. Make sure you shoot the clippings in the other direction from the unit. This also applies when you blow leaves, so be very careful near your exterior HVAC units when you move debris.

TIP! Avoid showering your outdoor unit with grass clippings when you mow the lawn. Aim your grass cuttings in a direction away from your unit.

Your outdoor HVAC units might suffer when your trees lose leaves. At least twice a week, you need to clean the grill of your fan. Otherwise, the unit will have to work unnecessarily hard.

TIP! During the fall, leaves can gather around your HVAC. During this time of year, check and clear off the fan grill on your unit on a regular basis.

Check to determine if the fan condenser on your HVAC system is equipped with oil ports, and if it is, be sure to lubricate every year. They are usually fitted with a rubber or metal cap. Use SAE 20 oil that is lightweight and detergent free, and put ten drops or fewer into each one. Make sure not to overfill them.

Try to choose a shady place to locate the outdoor compressor device. In this way, it will be cooling air that is already somewhat cooled. This saves energy.

Put outdoor condensers in the shade. This will help you save on your energy bill.

TIP! If possible, your single pane windows should be replaced with double-paned ones. Double-pane windows keep inside air cooler, allowing you to reduce AC usage in the summertime.

We hope this article has helped you familiarize yourself with the HVAC unit. It can be difficult to get into this type of thing unless you’re motivated to do well, so use this advice to get you started in the right direction. This will ensure you great success.

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Monday, March 19, 2018