It is frustrating to have a failing HVAC system when the weather is at it’s peak.Learning what you can about your HVAC system will help you fix them or maintain them. Read on that.
Know what work you want done before you hire a contractor. It will be hard for a contractor to provide you with an estimate on the phone without knowing what your current system. It will be more hard if you over the phone without the information readily available.
Clean the debris off your condenser unit. You don’t know when things are going to pile up, especially after a windy or rainy storm, and that can throw a wrench in your system. It could overheat and cause your unit.
Turn the power off so you don’t get hurt or break something. Then, take the grill off, pull the blades out, and begin cleaning the unit and them gently.
Lubricate your fan condenser yearly if it has oil ports. These ports are often covered by a rubber or metal caps. Use a lightweight, and put 10 drops or fewer in each port, but make sure to avoid overfilling them.
During a maintenance visit, the serviceman will inspect the unit’s motor, inspect the motor and the freon levels. These few simple tasks will help your HVAC system to run at its peak performance.
Air conditioners tend to ice up.The drain line might also freeze up.If this is something you notice, put your thermostat over to fan. You should call a pro to fix this problem, but switching to the fan will make the ice melt.
It can be intimidating when you find that you must hire someone to come fix your HVAC system. It doesn’t need to be that tough. Now you should be prepared to deal with any issues.