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TIP! Every spring you should clean the coils and fan blades on your condenser fan. Be sure to turn the power off first; you don’t want anything to move.

Most people are not fraught with knowledge when it comes to HVAC. This is something you must educate yourself on for emergencies. The information below can help you out of an HVAC jam. Keep reading for what you need to know.

TIP! When the leaves start to fall, the HVAC equipment can be harmed. Clean outdoor units often to remove leaves.

Before you hire an HVAC contractor, have some sort of idea of the work that needs to be done. It’s hard to get an estimate since they haven’t look at your system. Getting an estimate will be even more difficult if you cannot adequately describe the problem. So, know this information in advance.

TIP! Make certain that an outdoor unit is in the shade. If your unit is sucking in cooler air, it will have less work to do to cool that air as it sends it inside which boosts efficiency.

If there are condenser units as part of your HVAC system, clean them often as they tend to have lots of debris. After a wind or rain storm things may pile up, causing problems with your system. Also, you are risking your system overheating.

TIP! If the current location of your HVAC unit outside isn’t working, try having it moved to an area with more shade. The unit will have to do less work cooling this air.

Clean the fan blades and coils in your condenser each spring. Before you begin cleaning the unit, make sure that it is unplugged. Then, remove the grill, then remove the blades and begin the cleaning process of the blades and the unit.

TIP! Have your HVAC serviced at least yearly. Ideally, you should have it looked at in the spring and fall so you know everything is set for the hot and cold months.

Check to determine if the fan condenser on your HVAC system is equipped with oil ports, and if it is, be sure to lubricate every year. You’ll find these ports are covered with a metal or rubber cap. Pick a type of SAE 20 oil that is non-detergent and lightweight. Place 10 or less drops into every port to avoid overfilling.

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TIP! Putting in a programmable thermostat is a smart way to cut back on air-conditioning costs. A thermostat that’s programmable is going to save you around ten percent on the heating and cooling costs you have to pay when you turn it back about fifteen percent for a part of the day.

Installing double paned windows can save a lot of money over single panes, so upgrade if you are able. Try to insulate your windows to prevent air from being lost. As with other steps you take to improve your ability to keep your air conditioned air or heated air inside your home, double-paned windows can help you save on energy costs.

TIP! Don’t ever let your home temperature get dangerously high. Air conditioners cannot sufficiently cool down unreasonably high temps.

A tarnished HVAC can cause a lot of issues. This process is not as bad as you think though. Keep the information from this article handy so you can solve and issues that arise quickly and at a reasonable cost.

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