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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. Write down the brand and the model and have all maintenance records on hand.

Your home will feel comfortable when you have an HVAC system. Many houses come with them, but they do need to be replaced from time to time. Understanding how to properly maintain your system will help you out when it comes to repairs. Read on for some suggestions.

TIP! Check the whole house before you call for help. Jot down the rooms that are hot and the ones that are cold.

Be sure to clean external condenser units regularly. Excess debris can really affect your system’s quality. Debris like this can cause it to overheat, which could be detrimental to your system.

TIP! Make sure clippings don’t get on your outdoor units when your mowing your lawn. Instead, make sure that the grass is shooting in the opposite direction.

Be sure to clean the fan blades and coils of the condenser fan. First, the power should be turned off so things don’t move as you work. Next, pop the grill off, put the blades out and start to gently clean them along with the unit.

TIP! Your HVAC unit may suffer when trees start to lose their leaves. At least twice a week, you need to clean the grill of your fan.

Your HVAC unit may suffer when trees start to lose their leaves. When you notice your trees shedding, frequently clean your unit’s fan grill. Otherwise, the unit will have to work unnecessarily hard.

TIP! Many homeowners forget to oil their condenser at least once per year, but it is required. You can find these ports covered with rubber or metal caps.

If there are oil ports on your fan condenser, lubricate it annually. You will notice these ports have a rubber or metal cap covering them. Choose a SAE 20 oil whch is lightweight and non-detergent and place 10 drops or less into each port, ensuring it doesn’t overfill.

TIP! Place your HVAC unit in the shade to boost efficiency. The air in the shade is cooler and can help save on energy costs.

Check your unit at least twice each year. This should be done in the fall and again in the spring. Even if everything seems fine, check things out to find potential problems.

TIP! If at all possible, install double-paned windows in your home instead of those with a single pane. Having a double pane window helps limit your need for air conditioning during the summer months.

A programmable thermostat can really help you out when it comes to your power bills. If you adjust it to keep the house a little warmer or a little cooler during the time you are sleeping, you may see your energy bill go down by as much as ten percent. Some of these thermostats can even be controlled from your smart phone or computer.

TIP! If nobody is home, turn off the air conditioner to save money. When you turn the air conditioner off, the house may heat up a little but only a certain amount.

HVAC systems are important investments, since they make your home much more comfortable. When you need to repair or replace parts, use these tips. They will help you to make an educated buying decision and end up with a system you are happy with.

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