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Don’t Go On Without Reading This Article About HVAC

TIP! If your HVAC is giving you problems, tour your home before calling a technician. Make a list of the temperatures in each room and whether they are hot or cold.

Your home’s HVAC system is very important; neglecting it is not a good idea. You are likely here to learn about getting your HVAC system to last. This article is going to teach you exactly what you need to know.

TIP! What do you need done? Know this before calling a contractor. If you can’t describe the problem, you may not get an accurate quote.

What system do you have? You need this information to tell your contractor. Get the brand, model name, and if you can you should get the maintenance history out. This information will be helpful to any contractor you hire to repair it.

TIP! If your condenser comes with oil ports, you should lubricate it yearly. You can easily find the ports as they have a rubber or metal cap.

Understand what you want before talking to a contractor. They won’t be able to offer you a quote if they haven’t seen your system. They also won’t be able to offer you a quote if they don’t have a detailed idea of what you want done. This is information that you should have prepared in advance.

TIP! Put outdoor condensers in the shade. The air in the shade is cooler and can help save on energy costs.

Every spring you should clean the coils and fan blades on your condenser fan. Before you do anything, however, turn the power off. After you have turned the power off, you simply remove the grill and the blades to perform a gentle cleansing.

Make sure clippings don’t get on your outdoor units when your mowing your lawn. Shoot grass the other way. Do the same when blowing snow or leaves.

TIP! Turn off outdoor condenser units when weather turns cold. If it’s less than 60 degrees outside, turn the unit off.

You must keep your HVAC systems oil ports lubricated annually. You’ll see that the ports here are closed with a rubber or metal cap. Put 10 drops of lightweight, non-detergent SAE oil in each port. Be careful not to use too much.

TIP! Consider getting a programmable thermostat for your AC. Such thermostats help you save around ten percent when it comes to energy costs.

As the article here has shown you, it’s important for you to work on taking care of an HVAC system so it doesn’t go bad. It can cost lots of money to get it fixed. Following the tips above should help you keep the system in good working order, and find a suitable replacement if it becomes necessary.

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