Having an HVAC system in good working order can be enjoyable in the home. Not being affected by the extreme hot or cold temperatures from the outside is really great. However, if your system fails you can find yourself in a nightmare. Learning about your HVAC system begins with the tips below.
Check the whole house before you call for help. Pay attention to which areas of the house are warm and which ones are cool. That way, the contractor will have an easier time diagnosing the problem and repairing it fast.
Clean your fan blades and coils each spring to ensure that your condenser fan operates at it’s best. Prior to working on or cleaning the unit, be sure to turn off the power. Remove leaves and debris from the outside condenser.
If the fan on your condenser includes oil ports, they must be lubricated annually. You will notice these ports have a rubber or metal cap covering them. Buy an SAE 20 product that is lightweight, and then put no more than ten drops into the ports.
Update the windows in your home to double-paned if you own it. Double pane windows will allow you to use less air during the summer because cooler air will stay in your house. Likewise, in the winter more hot air stays inside during the cold season.
One way to save some money with A/C is by having a programmable thermostat installed. This will help you to keep the temperature at optimal levels. Some programmable thermostats can even be controlled from a PC or other device.
In order to keep energy costs down, make sure heating and cooling systems are services at least once per year. The contractor should oil the parts that move and check the motor and freon levels. These things will boost the performance of your system.
Now you know how to ensure your HVAC is working smoothly. Without routine maintenance, disaster is inevitable. Hopefully, the tips above will help you remain happy with your HVAC system for years to come.
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