It’s always the hottest or coldest day when your HVAC fails. Learning about the topic means being able to make decisions down the road. Keep reading to start doing just that.
Know what type of system you currently have before calling someone to fix it. You need to know who manufactured the product and the item number. Also, get the maintenance records from your files if you have them. This will help make sure that the contractor you hire has all the necessary information.
Clean any debris that accumulates on an external condenser unit. After a wind or rain storm things may pile up, causing problems with your system. Left unchecked, your unit is more likely to break down.
The coils and blades on the fans should be cleaned once a year. Be sure to turn the power off first; you don’t want anything to move. Next, pop off the grill, pull out the blades and start cleaning them and the unit itself off gently.
Don’t let grass clippings pile up against your outdoor condenser. Direct the clippings away from the equipment. This also applies when you blow leaves, so be very careful near your exterior HVAC units when you move debris.
Fall is a hard time on HVAC units. Whenever leaves are falling, consistently clean the fan grill. The fan must be unobstructed to work properly, and if it becomes blocked, it could cause your system to break down.
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. Look for an oil that is lightweight and then put about 10 drops inside the port. You don’t want to put in too much.
You may feel a bit overwhelmed when your system needs maintenance. With the right information, it doesn’t have to be that bad. Now you should be prepared to deal with any issues.
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