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Top Tips About Hvac That Anyone Can Follow

TIP! Always make sure you are up-to-date about your HVAC unit. Know the model and brand and find it’s maintenance history, if possible.

Not many people have an in depth knowledge about HVAC units. This can make it hard to choose a good HVAC system or to deal with problems to your existing system. The information below can help you out of an HVAC jam. Keep reading for what you need to know.

TIP! Think about what improvements you want made before picking an HVAC contractor. You might not be able to get a price quote unless you let the contractor see your current system first.

Know the name and type of your HVAC system before looking for a repair person. Learn the brand, model, and if you have it, the 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! Your outside condenser fan can be helped to run better by you cleaning the fan blades and coils prior to summer starting up. If you are doing more than a light surface cleaning, make sure that the power is shut off to the HVAC unit.

Outdoor condenser units need to be cleaned regularly. Debris can pile up at rates that increase during rainy or windy weather, and this can foul up the inner workings of your system. It can cause the unit to overheat and break down.

TIP! Clean your outdoor condensers often. Particularly after bad weather, you should inspect your unit.

Clean the coils on the condenser fan from time to time. Make sure to turn off the fan’s power first to be safe. Then, pop off its grills, pull the blades out, and begin cleaning the unit and them gently.

TIP! If you can choose the place where your outdoor compressor goes, pick a spot with lots of shade. When your unit is bringing in cool air, it will not have to work as hard to cool the air as it moves it inside, boosting efficiency.

Leaves falling from trees can wreak havoc with your HVAC unit. Make sure the unit’s fan grill is cleaned frequently when the leaves begin to fall. The fan must stay clear in order to function, and if it gets blocked, you will have to contend with problems.

TIP! Put your outdoor unit in places with shade. The air in the shade is cooler and can help save on energy costs.

You must keep your HVAC systems oil ports lubricated annually. You will notice these ports have a rubber or metal cap covering them. Get an oil that is SAE 20 and put about 10 drops into each port, but don’t overfill it.

TIP! Be sure to have twice annual HVAC system checks. Ideally, you should have it looked at in the spring and fall so you know everything is set for the hot and cold months.

Dealing with a broken HVAC system is a nightmare every homeowner dreads. However, if you just take your time to learn things about this kind of a topic before things go wrong, it won’t be so bad for you. Use these tips to help ease the process when you run into an issue.

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