Follow these helpful tips to put yourself in the best position.
If your HVAC is running into problems, look around your home before calling in people to help. This information will help the contractor determine what the problem is and how to fix it.
Know what you want done before you hire a contractor. It will be difficult for a contractor to provide you a price estimate on the phone if they have not seen your current system. It will be more difficult for him to assist you can’t figure out what they need to do.
Clean your condenser’s fan blades and coils prior to summertime. Clean off any leaves or debris from your external condenser unit regularly.
Turn the power off first so you don’t get hurt or break something. Next, pop the grill off, pull out the blades and start cleaning them and the unit itself off gently.
Lubricate the oil ports on your condenser at least once a year. You can easily find these ports as they have a rubber or metal cap. Use a lightweight, and put 10 drops or fewer in each port, but make sure to avoid overfilling them.
Put your outdoor condensers in places with shade.
Turn off any outdoor condenser units when the weather gets cold. This should turn it off to prevent damage if the weather falls under 60 degrees Farenheit. This will help keep the system running efficiently for many years to come.
During the service check, they will inspect the motor of the system, oil the moving parts and check the freon levels in the system. These simple things will keep your system running at its peak performance.
If you want to live comfortably, your HVAC has to be in good working condition. If you do not maintain it properly, you may find that it breaks down. Do not let this happen by using these tips to have a properly working HVAC.