Follow these tips on dealing with your HVAC system.
Know what you want done before you hire a contractor. It will be hard for an HVAC contractor to provide you a price estimate on the phone if they have not seen your current system. It will be way more hard if you over the phone without the information readily available.
Clean your fan and coils each spring to ensure that your condenser fan operates at it’s best. Clean the outside of your external condenser unit.
Turn it off first so nothing moves. Then, take the grill off, pull the blades out, and begin cleaning the unit and them gently.
Leaves falling from trees can damage your HVAC unit. Make sure the unit’s fan grill is cleaned frequently when the fall. The fan needs to have an unobstructed path for air to enter the unit, and if debris is blocking this air flow, you will end up with many headaches with the unit.
Put your outdoor condensers in places with shade.
Have the HVAC system serviced twice a year. This should be done in the fall and the spring.
Turn off any outdoor condenser units when weather gets cold. This means that you should be done when the weather falls under 60 degrees Farenheit. This helps the system remain in good working order.
During this service visit, the contractor will oil parts, oil the different moving parts as well as check the system’s freon levels. These repairs will keep your system to run its best.
Do not allow your house get extremely hot. Air conditioners really can cool a home by just twenty degrees in a reasonable amount of time. If your home happens to get near 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you will only be able to cool it down to 80. This is not a healthy environment to live in.
Your home’s HVAC system is critical to providing a comfortable environment in your home. Proper maintenance of your HVAC system is one factor that can help prevent a situation where your HVAC system does not work. Make sure that you do not let this happen.