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HVAC Do’s And Don’ts For The Average Person

TIP! Prior to putting in a service call on your HVAC, be able to identify it. Get the brand, model name, and if you can you should get the maintenance history out.

A good unit will keep your home comfortable. While many homes come with these systems in place, they do sometimes have to be added on or replaced after some time has passed. Understanding how to properly maintain your system will help you out when it comes to repairs. Read on for some suggestions.

TIP! Before choosing an HVAC contractor, think of what you wish to have done. A contractor will be hard pressed to provide you with an over-the-phone estimate if unfamiliar with your system.

Clean the fan blades and coils on the condenser fan every spring. First, turn off the power so that nothing will move as you are working on it. Then take off the grill, take the blades out, and gently clean them.

TIP! Clean your fan and coils when the weather begins to warm. Before you clean the unit, be sure to turn off the power.

When you cut the grass, don’t cover the outdoor units with their clippings. Direct the clippings away from the equipment. This also applies to blowing leaves or moving debris. Just be careful with that exterior HVAC unit.

TIP! Clean the coils on the condenser fan from time to time. Before you do so, shut off the power to ensure that none of the parts will move while you work on it.

Lubricate your fan condenser if it has oil ports. These ports are typically covered with caps made of metal or rubber. Buy an SAE 20 product that is lightweight, and then put no more than ten drops into the ports.

TIP! The HVAC unit in your home can become damaged from falling leaves. When you notice your trees shedding, frequently clean your unit’s fan grill.

Turn off your outdoor condenser when it’s getting cold. If the temperature outside is less than 60ºF, be sure to turn off the unit so that you don’t damage it. This can keep your system working for years and save you a lot on repairs.

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. In this way, it will be cooling air that is already somewhat cooled.

If at all possible, install double-paned windows in your home instead of those with a single pane. Try to insulate your windows to prevent air from being lost. Conversely, they keep warm air in during the winter.

TIP! It is very important that your HVAC system is serviced two times a year. Checks in the spring as well as in autumn are the best.

Make use of a thermostat when you are installing an HVAC. It will help save on your heating and cooling costs by turning itself down at certain times. Also, you’ll find that you can program your thermostat from a computer or anything connected to the web.

TIP! Never allow your home to get dangerously hot inside. Air conditioners only cool down a home by 20 degrees.

A good HVAC system is worth its weight in gold. When the time comes to replace your system or buy a new one, keep the above tips in mind. You are more likely to select the best unit for your home.

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