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HVAC Do’s And Don’ts For The Average Person

TIP! Before making that repair phone call, make sure you know the specifics about your particular system. Know the model and brand and find it’s maintenance history, if possible.

Optimal efficiency is the goal for anyone with an HVAC. A homeowner stands to spend a great deal of money if his HVAC system does not work well. The following article has information you need to help keep your system running great.

TIP! If you’ve been having trouble with an HVAC system, look around your home before calling in people to help. Note which of your rooms are hot and which are cold.

Before calling for help, know the system you have. Get the brand, model name, and if you can you should get the maintenance history out. This will ensure that you can give your new contractor all the information they need.

TIP! What do you need done? Know this before calling a contractor. They won’t be able to offer you a quote if they haven’t seen your system.

If problems arise with the HVAC system, check the entire house before contacting someone to come for repairs. Note which rooms are hot and which are cold. Taking this step aids a contractor in figuring out what the problem is and how to repair it as quickly as possible.

TIP! To make sure your condenser fan works properly, keep the fan blades and the coils clean. Shut off power before working or cleaning your system.

Keeping the outside condenser clean of debris and leaves will improve the system’s efficiency. Turn off your power before doing any job like this. Leaves and debris can build up inside the unit and cause damage.

TIP! Make sure your condenser fan is in good working order by wiping down the fan blades and the coils. Before you get started, cut the power.

Be sure to clean external condenser units regularly. The dirt could pile up and harm your system. If you do not, the unit may get too hot and cause additional problems.

TIP! It’s a good idea to put your outdoor compressor in a shady area. If you have a unit taking in air that’s cooler, it won’t have to work so hard to cool air that it sends to your home.

Cover your unit when you are mowing the lawn. Now so the grass clippings are shot away from your unit. When blowing leaves, do the same. Always take care when passing your HVAC units while moving leaves, grass or other debris.

TIP! Put your outdoor unit in places with shade. As it brings in cool air to cool, you will save a lot of money.

HVAC units may suffer when leaves are falling off the trees. Clean the fan grill often when leaves are falling. An obstruction, such as a leaf, prevents the maximum amount of cool air from entering the system.

TIP! Consumers are usually advised to have their HVAC systems inspected twice a year. The best time of year to have the system checked is right before the weather begins to change.

Now you know a lot about HVAC, so you can ensure yours stays running for many years. Caring for your system will ensure you don’t end up with issues down the road. Check these tips again to make sure your HVAC lasts a long time.

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