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TIP! To make sure your condenser fan works properly, keep the fan blades and the coils clean. Before you clean the unit, be sure to turn off the power.

There is no choice but to keep your HVAC maintained properly. You likely have an interest in discovering how to make your HVAC system work well for years to come. Keep reading for some great tips.

TIP! Make sure that you regularly clean debris that might build up on external condenser units. Debris can pile up after a storm, bringing potential damage with it.

Be aware of the type of system that is installed in your home prior to calling a contractor to fix it. Know the model and brand and find it’s maintenance history, if possible. This will ensure that you can give your new contractor all the information they need.

TIP! Make sure your condenser fan is in good working order by wiping down the fan blades and the coils. Turn the power off so nothing moves.

What do you need done? Know this before calling a contractor. It’s hard to get an estimate since they haven’t look at your system. Being unable to explain what has been already done will make it even harder. Understand this information beforehand.

TIP! If the fan condenser on your unit has ports for oil, make sure you lubricate it once a year. Most of these ports have some sort of protective cap covering them.

Be sure to regularly clean debris from external condenser units. Leaves and debris can accumulate quickly, particularly following storms, and that can cause problems for your system. It may begin to overheat, causing massive damage.

Clean your condenser’s fan blades and coil in the spring. Turn the power off so nothing moves. Remove the grill and carefully clean the blades and surrounding areas.

TIP! Your HVAC unit requires regular maintenance at least two times per each year. Your system should be inspected in Spring and Fall.

When the trees are losing their leaves, your HVAC unit can suffer. Cleaning your unit is very important for its effectiveness. The fan should have a clear path for air to come in. If it is blocked, your system will suffer.

TIP! When it gets cold outside, it is necessary to turn off outdoor condenser units. If it’s lower than 60 degrees, the time has come to turn it off.

Some fan condensers may contain oil parts, and if yours does, ensure it is lubricated at least once per year. You’ll find these ports are covered with a metal or rubber cap. Chose SAE 20 oil, which has been proven to be the most effective.

TIP! You can keep energy costs in your home lower by choosing to have professional maintenance done on your HVAC unit. During the service check, the system motor will be inspected, the moving parts will be oiled and the freon levels will be checked Your unit will last longer this way.

You absolutely must take proper care of the HVAC unit if you would like to prevent serious damage from occurring. It can cost lots of money to get it fixed. Prevent this from occurring by using these tips.

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