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TIP! Inspect the temps in your home before you call a service to help you with any HVAC issues you’re having. While you are walking through the house, gauge which rooms are the coolest and which are the warmest.

It is essential that your HVAC system is properly maintained since an effective system is an important feature for a home. Fixing the system costs a lot, that is why it is best to keep it running right. The following article discusses what you need to know about HVAC systems.

TIP! Clean any debris that accumulates on an external condenser unit. Leaves and debris can accumulate quickly, particularly following storms, and that can cause problems for your system.

Know the name and type of your HVAC system before looking for a repair person. Write down what brand your system is along with the model number and, if they’re available, maintenance records. This information will be helpful to any contractor you hire to repair it.

TIP! Make sure your condenser fan is in good working order by wiping down the fan blades and the coils. Don’t forget to disconnect the power first.

Clean the coils and blades in your condenser at the beginning of summer. Make sure your power is off before doing more than cleaning, such as working on the unit. Also, be sure to clear leaves and debris from your condenser unit.

TIP! If you have oil ports as part of the fan condenser, annual lubrication is key. They generally have a rubber or metal cap on them.

Clean the debris from outside units often. After a wind or rain storm things may pile up, causing problems with your HVAC system. Overheating may be the result if you don’t.

TIP! Try to choose a shady place to locate the outdoor compressor device. Your unit won’t have to work as hard to cool the inside air if the outside air it sucks from is cooler.

Clean the fan blades and coils in your condenser each spring. Before you get started, cut the power. Take the grill off and pull the blades out to clean them.

TIP! Install a programmable thermostat to save energy costs. If you adjust it to keep the house a little warmer or a little cooler during the time you are sleeping, you may see your energy bill go down by as much as ten percent.

Make sure clippings don’t get on your outdoor units when your mowing your lawn. Direct the grass clippings in a direction away from the HVAC unit. Also do this when blowing leaves or shoveling snow.

TIP! Never allow your home to get dangerously hot inside. Air conditioners really can only cool a home down about 20 degrees Fahrenheit within a reasonable amount of time.

During the fall, leaves can gather around your HVAC. Make sure the unit’s fan grill is cleaned frequently when the leaves begin to fall. When the fan becomes obstructed, you will lose out on quality air.

TIP! Occasionally, air conditioners ice up. Drain lines can also suffer an occasional freeze, and these are sometimes mistaken for plumbing leak issues.

As you can now see, an HVAC system is a very important part of your home. The above tips will make sure you will keep repairs to a minimum. However, they can only help if you choose to follow them carefully. They can prevent serious damage and should be taken seriously.

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