A HVAC system that works is important for an enjoyable home. It’s a great feeling when you come in from a sweltering day, and it’s cool inside, or you come in from a very blustery winter day to the warmth of the inside. But, it can change fast if you have an HVAC emergency. Learning how to maintain your unit minimizes the chances of a breakdown; these tips will prove very useful.
Before you contact people to assist you in getting your system fixed, know what kind of system you’re working with in the first place. Find out the brand and model and, if possible, dig out the maintenance history. This information will be helpful to any contractor you hire to repair it.
Your outside condenser fan can be helped to run better by you cleaning the fan blades and coils prior to summer starting up. If you are doing more than a light surface cleaning, make sure that the power is shut off to the HVAC unit. The outside condenser unit should be kept free of leaves and other debris.
HVAC units may suffer when leaves are falling off the trees. Clean outdoor units often to remove leaves. You can head off future problems that can be caused by blockages by making sure there is a free flow of air to your fan.
If your condenser comes with oil ports, you should lubricate it yearly. Such ports tend to have coverings made of rubber or metal. 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.
You should now know more about your HVAC unit. When you decide to postpone mandatory maintenance, small problems will quickly become big nightmares. Hopefully, you’ll keep up the regular HVAC maintenance and won’t ever need to worry about this nightmare gripping you or your home.
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