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What You Must Know About HVAC Purchases

TIP! What system do you have? You need this information to tell your contractor. Write down the brand and the model and have all maintenance records on hand.

While keeping a house’s HVAC system running all the time is a task that homeowners have, they aren’t all sure how to perform it properly. To learn more, you have to stay on top of your game. This article will help.

TIP! Before you ever begin looking for an HVAC contractor, first consider the entire job that you’ll need completed. Providing you with an accurate estimate over the telephone may be difficult to impossible is they can’t see the system you have.

What system do you have? You need this information to tell your contractor. Get information on the make and model, plus if you have information on the history of maintenance, that will help, too. This will help make sure that the contractor you hire has all the necessary information.

TIP! Clean your fan blades and coils each spring to ensure that your condenser fan operates at it’s best. Except when you do superficial cleaning, you need to always make sure the power is off on the unit.

When you call an HVAC system for help, you need to be aware of what you need them to do before calling. It will be difficult for an HVAC contractor to provide you with an estimate on the phone without knowing what your current setup is. In addition, you need to be able to tell the contractor what you have already tried. Thus, it is worthwhile to have this knowledge ahead of time.

TIP! Some fan condensers may contain oil parts, and if yours does, ensure it is lubricated at least once per year. They generally have a rubber or metal cap on them.

Clean the coils and blades in your condenser at the beginning of summer. Shut off power before working or cleaning your system. Also, it is important to clear the outside condenser unit from any debris that maybe trapped inside.

TIP! It is very important that your HVAC system is serviced two times a year. The best times to have the system checked is spring and fall, so you are sure everything is running at peak performance before the heating and cooling seasons.

You should clean your condenser fan’s blades and coils every spring. First, the power should be turned off so things don’t move as you work. Secondly, pop the grill off, take the blades off and clean them as well as the actual unit.

TIP! If possible, your single pane windows should be replaced with double-paned ones. Double pane windows help minimize your air conditioning use in the summer by keeping the cooler air inside your home.

Turn off any outdoor condensers you have when the weather gets cold. This means that you should turn it off to prevent damage if the weather falls under 60 degrees Farenheit. This will keep your system in working order year after year, saving you a ton on repairs.

TIP! Keep energy costs from rising by having your system serviced annually. During your service visit, the serviceman will inspect the unit’s motor, oil the unit’s moving parts and ensure the unit has proper freon levels.

A working HVAC system is important to keep your home comfy. But when these systems malfunction, it can be quite frustrating if you do not know the ins and outs of engaging the services of a skilled professional. Thanks to these tips, you’re ready to master your HVAC.

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