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HVAC: What You Should Know Before You Begin

TIP! When you start making calls to get someone to help with your HVAC system, it’s a good idea to know what system you have before that phone call. Look for the model and brand number.

It is frustrating to have a failing HVAC system when it is super hot or super cold. Knowledge about your system will go a long way to keeping it operating well. Read on to learn about that.

TIP! If you have condenser units outside your home, be sure to clean out the debris from them often. Leaves and debris can accumulate quickly, particularly following storms, and that can cause problems for your system.

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. You need to know how to describe any issues. Learn this information to start with.

TIP! You should clean your condenser fan’s blades and coils every spring. Turn the power off so nothing moves.

Cleaning the blades and coils will help the system run better. Always turn the unit off before you do anything to it, including leaning. Also, be sure to clear leaves and debris from your condenser unit.

TIP! Make sure clippings don’t get on your outdoor units when your mowing your lawn. Aim the grass clippings in the other direction.

If there are condenser units as part of your HVAC system, clean them often as they tend to have lots of debris. Leaves and debris can accumulate quickly, particularly following storms, and that can cause problems for your system. Left unchecked, your unit is more likely to break down.

TIP! Leaves and debris can damage your system. Be sure to clean your fan grill frequently when trees nearby are shedding.

If the condenser fan has oil parts, then you need to lubricate it at least once per year. These ports have a metal covering. Sometimes it is rubber. 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.

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TIP! Find a place that is shaded for your compressor. The cooler the air that the unit is able to access, the less work it has to perform.

Replace single pane windows by installing double pane, if possible. Double pane windows will help keep your home cooler in the summer. It keeps heat in during the winter, too.

TIP! Your HVAC unit requires regular maintenance at least two times per each year. This should be done in the fall and again in the spring.

Putting in a programmable thermostat is a smart way to cut back on air-conditioning costs. This will help you to keep the temperature at optimal levels. Furthermore, there are a few programmable thermostats that you can control from your computer or any other web-connected device.

TIP! Shut off the air conditioning if nobody is home. Even though the house will get hotter, it won’t get too bad if the unit is off.

Hiring a contractor is a daunting task if you don’t know much about the field. It doesn’t need to be that tough. It is hoped you are now prepared for any future issues with your system.

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