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HVAC Getting You Down? These Tips Will Help

TIP! Be aware of the type of system that is installed in your home prior to calling a contractor to fix it. Get the brand, model name, and if you can you should get the maintenance history out.

Letting your HVAC system fall into ruin is an incredibly foolish decision for any homeowner. You likely have an interest in discovering how to make your HVAC system work well for years to come. The following article has helpful advice for you.

TIP! If your HVAC system us giving you issues, take a look around the house prior to calling a contractor. Find out which rooms are hot and which are cold.

Prior to putting in a service call on your HVAC, be able to identify it. Know the model and brand and find it’s maintenance history, if possible. This will give contractor’s a better idea of what to expect before they show up, which will help things go more smoothly on arrival.

TIP! Clean any debris that accumulates on an external condenser unit. After a wind or rain storm things may pile up, causing problems with your HVAC system.

Know what you need before you hire a contractor. 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 can’t explain anything to them, this will be even more difficult. It’s a good idea to learn this information in advance.

TIP! Clean the coils on the condenser fan from time to time. First, turn off the power so that nothing will move as you are working on it.

If there are condenser units as part of your HVAC system, clean them often as they tend to have lots of debris. You can never tell when things will pile up, especially following rain or wind storms. These can wreak havoc on your units. It may even overheat, which can ruin your system.

TIP! If trees are losing leaves around your home, this can impact your HVAC unit. Clean the fan grill often when leaves are falling.

Every spring you should clean the coils and fan blades on your condenser fan. Be sure to turn the power off first; you don’t want anything to move. Then, take off the grill and get the blades out. Clean everything with care.

TIP! When selecting the spot to put the outdoor compressor for your unit, choose somewhere that gets plenty of shade. If you have a unit taking in air that’s cooler, it won’t have to work so hard to cool air that it sends to your home.

Some fan condensers may contain oil parts, and if yours does, ensure it is lubricated at least once per year. A rubber or metal cap is typically placed over such ports. Look for an oil that is lightweight and then put about 10 drops inside the port. You don’t want to put in too much.

TIP! To increase the efficiency of your HVAC unit, be sure to keep it in the shade. This will help you save on your energy bill.

You absolutely must take proper care of the HVAC unit if you would like to prevent serious damage from occurring. A failing HVAC system is often expensive to repair. Remember these suggestions to minimize your risks.

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