Not much is more stressful than having a broken system in winter or summer. Learning about your HVAC system will help you choose the right person to repair it. Read on to do just that.
What do you need done? Know this before calling a contractor. You might not be able to get a price quote unless you let the contractor see your current system first. Getting an estimate will be even more difficult if you cannot adequately describe the problem. Know this stuff ahead of time.
To make sure your condenser fan works properly, keep the fan blades and the coils clean. Be safe and turn off the power supply before working on your HVAC unit. Clean off any leaves or debris from your external condenser unit.
Be careful when doing yard work that you do not get debris on or in your unit. Shoot grass the other way. If you’re blowing leaves, this same problem can occur, so make sure you move around the unit and blow the leaves away from it.
When the leaves start to fall, the HVAC equipment can be harmed. Be sure to clean your fan grill frequently when trees nearby are shedding. If your fan is obstructed, it can keep your system from working properly.
You need to lubricate parts of your fan condenser. You will see rubber or metal caps covering the ports. You should select an SAE 20 oil since it is lightweight and does not contain detergent. Be sure to use just 10 drops or so, or your system may overfill.
In order to boost efficiency, place new outdoor units or move your current unit to a place which resides in the shade. Your air conditioner won’t have to work so hard if the air is sucks in is already cool.
Get your HVAC unit serviced two times per 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. Although there might not be any noticeable issues, it is important to provide regular upkeep to prevent bad things from happening.
When colder weather arrives, switch off all outdoor condenser units. To avoid damage, units should be turned off when temperatures are below 60 degrees. This will ensure your system works well each year, which could save you quite a bit in repair costs.
Update the windows in your home to double-paned if you own it. To keep your home cool, investing in double pane windows is a must. As with other steps you take to improve your ability to keep your air conditioned air or heated air inside your home, double-paned windows can help you save on energy costs.
To choose a HVAC contractor, it is important to check their reputations. Look at review sites and check with the BBB. When done in advance you can be sure of making a sound decision.
You may feel a bit overwhelmed when your system needs maintenance. Knowledge will go a long way to improving the experience for you. Now you can easily deal with any issues which come your way.