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HVAC: What You Should Know Before You Begin

TIP! Check out the system that you have before you call a professional. Learn the brand and the model.

It might seem overwhelming to learn about HVAC. But, if you do not mind spending some time studying, that need not be so. You are about to read helpful tips about the topic.

TIP! Clean the coils of your condenser fan each month. Prior to working on or cleaning the unit, be sure to turn off the power.

Know the name and type of your HVAC system before looking for a repair person. Write down the make, model, and any maintenance history. If you have to have someone come out to repair the unit, you will be able to help the contractor understand more about what is going on.

TIP! When spring rolls around, give the condenser fan blades and coils a good clean. For safety, always turn the power off first.

Before you choose someone to do HVAC work, figure out what they need to do for you. A contractor will be hard pressed to provide you with an over-the-phone estimate if unfamiliar with your system. If you are unable to explain the work that needs to be taken care of, the conversation will be even less fruitful. Thus, it is worthwhile to have this knowledge ahead of time.

TIP! When the trees are losing their leaves, your HVAC unit can suffer. Make sure the unit’s fan grill is cleaned frequently when the leaves begin to fall.

Each spring it’s time to clean the inside of your condenser unit, including the fan and the sensitive coil. Shut the power off before you do anything. Then you need to get the grill popped off and get the blades out so you can clean them and your unit gently.

TIP! If the fan condenser on your unit has ports for oil, make sure you lubricate it once a year. Most of these ports have some sort of protective cap covering them.

When you cut the grass, don’t cover the outdoor units with their clippings. Make sure the grass does not get in your unit. This is the same if you are using a leaf blower.

TIP! Boost energy efficiency by putting your condenser unit in the shade. When the air conditioner pulls in cooler air, it won’t have to do much more to cool it and that will save you a lot of money on energy bills.

If there are oil ports on your fan condenser, lubricate it annually. You’ll find these ports are covered with a metal or rubber cap. Choose an oil graded SAE 20, it is non-detergent and lightweight. Place about 10 drops into each of the ports, taking care that it does not overfill.

TIP! As the temperature outside drops, remember to turn off your outdoor condenser unit. This means that you should turn it off to prevent damage if the weather falls under 60 degrees Farenheit.

The preceding information should have been easy to follow. It’s really easy to get everything to work out your way if you just use the advice that this article provided you with. Who knows, maybe you could actually make some money.

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