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Top HVAC Secrets For Saving Money And Time

TIP! Prior to putting in a service call on your HVAC, be able to identify it. Learn the brand and the model.

Many people struggle with the basic concepts of maintaining their HVAC system, even though it is a critical component of their home. Any homeowner can learn the basis of the HVAC. This article will be of great help.

TIP! If you have condenser units outside your home, be sure to clean out the debris from them often. Excess debris can really affect your system’s quality.

Before calling for help, know the system you have. 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! You must keep your HVAC systems oil ports lubricated annually. The port usually has either a rubber or metal cap on top of it.

Make a circuit around your home before calling for help with your HVAC. Figure out which rooms feel hot and which feel cold. If you do this, it will be a great help to the future contractor, who will now be able to quickly locate the problem issue.

TIP! Make certain that an outdoor unit is in the shade. The cooler air that the unit can suck in, the less work it will need to do to further cool the air.

If you have outside condenser units, make sure to regularly clean the debris that builds up. Excess debris can really affect your system’s quality. It can cause your system to malfunction by overheating.

TIP! If you want things to be more efficient, get new units outside or have your current one moved into the shade. This will ensure cool air is sucked in, meaning less cooling must be done by the unit.

You should clean your condenser fan’s blades and coils every spring. Make sure to turn off the fan’s power first to be safe. Then, take the grill off, pull the blades out, and gently clean them as well as the unit itself.

TIP! When the weather cools down, turn your outdoor condenser off. If it’s lower than 60 degrees, the time has come to turn it off.

Make sure that you do not cover your outdoor components with grass clippings when you are trimming the grass. Aim your grass cuttings in a direction away from your unit. This is the same if you are using a leaf blower.

TIP! Putting in a programmable thermostat is a smart way to cut back on air-conditioning costs. In fact, you can save as much as 10 percent on both heating and cooling when you turn your thermostat by by 10-15 percent for at least 8 hours daily.

Your HVAC system could suffer when trees begin dropping their leaves. When you notice your trees shedding, frequently clean your unit’s fan grill. Because the fan requires a clear path for air to enter, you may encounter issues with your system if the fan gets blocked up.

TIP! Try to have your HVAC system looked at every year, because regular maintenance will go a long way in energy efficiency. During your service visit, the serviceman will inspect the unit’s motor, oil the unit’s moving parts and ensure the unit has proper freon levels.

A properly functioning HVAC system is crucial in maintaining a comfortable home temperature. Knowing how to maintain them is very important. But reading this article and putting the advice shared here into action can make the situation very simple.

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