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HVAC Doesn’t Have To Be Hard, Here’s Help

TIP! Before an HVAC expert comes to your home to do any repair work, walk around the home and check out the temps in every room. Notice the temperature in each room.

Most homeowners want an HVAC system that works well. If they buy a low quality one or have one that breaks, it can be very frustrating. They can be costly to repair, but living in discomfort is not an option. Follow these helpful tips on dealing with your HVAC system.

TIP! Your outside condenser fan can be helped to run better by you cleaning the fan blades and coils prior to summer starting up. Turn off the power if you are going to work on your HVAC system.

Before you hire an HVAC contractor, have some sort of idea of the work that needs to be done. This will make the quote process much easier. They need to come look at the unit. Having this information handy will make the process much smoother.

TIP! As you notice the tress begin to lose their leaves, keep an eye on your outdoor condenser unit. The grill on the fan can become cluttered with debris, which will cause a serious operating deficiency.

Keeping the outside condenser clean of debris and leaves will improve the system’s efficiency. Except when you do superficial cleaning, you need to always make sure the power is off on the unit. Also, make sure you remove any debris or leaves from the condenser unit outside.

TIP! Check to determine if the fan condenser on your HVAC system is equipped with oil ports, and if it is, be sure to lubricate every year. They generally have a rubber or metal cap on them.

Make sure your condenser fan is in good working order by wiping down the fan blades and the coils. Before you do anything, however, turn the power off. Next, pop off the grill, pull out the blades and start cleaning them and the unit itself off gently.

TIP! When selecting a location for an outdoor compressor, opt for a shady area, if possible. When your unit takes in cool air, it takes less energy to tool the air, thus boosting efficiency.

A big mistake that people make is cutting the grass next to the outdoor condenser unit and allowing all of the clippings to blow inside the fan and coil. When you work with your lawn mower, make sure it spits the grass to the side opposite of your unit. This applies when you are taking care of the leaves in the yard.

TIP! You can boost the efficiency of your HVAC unit by replacing it with a new energy efficient one or moving your old one to a shady outside location. It will help you save on your energy bill when you do this.

If the fan on your condenser includes oil ports, they must be lubricated annually. You’ll see that the ports here are closed with a rubber or metal cap. Pick out a SAE 20 type of oil because it has no detergent, is lightweight, and you should put around 10 drops in the ports but make it to where they don’t get too full.

TIP! During cold weather , be sure to turn off outdoor condenser units. If the outside temp is under 60 degrees, turn the unit off to prevent damage.

A home’s HVAC system is the key to ambient comfort. It is crucial that you take care of it accordingly. Put these tips to good use and avoid this from happening.

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