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

TIP! Clean the condenser coils and fan at the beginning of the year to help the unit run efficiently. The power to the unit should be removed before you begin any maintenance, even cleaning.

Having an HVAC system helps your home remain comfortable regardless of the weather outside. A lot of homes have these systems already in place, but you have to maintain and repair it overtime. Having good knowledge about HVAC systems is important so when the time comes to find something for your home, you will know exactly what to purchase. Use these tips to help you with your HVAC system.

TIP! If the condenser for your HVAC system is located outside, make sure you clear away any debris that might settle in or around it. Wind can pile up all sorts of debris against its grill.

What system do you have? You need this information to tell your contractor. Take a look at the system or the owner’s manual to find the name and model number. This will ensure that you can give your new contractor all the information they need.

TIP! Cover your unit when you are mowing the lawn. Turn your lawnmower in the opposite direction.

Know what you need before you hire a contractor. It’s hard to get an estimate since they haven’t look at your system. It will be more difficult for him to assist you over the phone without the information readily available. So be aware of this information ahead of time.

Outside Condenser

TIP! Your HVAC system should be checked a few times a year. This should be checked often for debris and malfunctions.

In order to keep your outside condenser fan running efficiently, make sure the coils and the fan blades are cleaned before the cooling season begins. Always shut off all power to your unit for any work beyond superficial cleaning. Additionally, it’s important to clear out leaves and other debris from the outside condenser unit.

TIP! Condenser units for the outdoors should be shut off when it starts to get cold outside. If the temperature outside is less than 60ºF, be sure to turn off the unit so that you don’t damage it.

Every spring you need to make sure your condenser fan’s coils and blades on the fan part are clean. For safety, always turn the power off first. Then, take off the grill and get the blades out. Clean everything with care.

TIP! It is always a good idea to swap out single pane windows for double pane ones. Double pane windows can minimize the use of your air conditioner in hot weather since they keep the indoor air cooler.

If the fan on your condenser includes oil ports, they must be lubricated annually. You will see rubber or metal caps covering the ports. Get an oil that is SAE 20 and put about 10 drops into each port, but don’t overfill it.

TIP! A good way to save money with your air conditioning is by installing a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat can save you up to ten percent on your cooling and heating costs by simply turning the thermostat back ten to fifteen percent for eight hours a day.

One of the best investments you can make is an HVAC system; it makes your home feel comfortable. When you need to repair or replace parts, use these tips. This will assist you in making an educated purchase.

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