Having an HVAC system helps your home always comfortable. While many homes come with these systems in place, you may need to upgrade or replace it at some point. Knowing what you need in your HVAC system is a great way to get the right one.
Know what you want done before you hire a contractor. It will be hard for a contractor to provide you a price estimate on the phone without knowing what your current system. It will be more hard if you can’t figure out what they need to do.
Clean your condenser’s fan and coils each spring to ensure that your condenser fan operates at it’s best.Clean the outside of your condenser unit.
Don’t get grass clippings on your outdoor condenser. Aim your grass cuttings in a direction from the unit. This also applies to leaf blowing and any other yard work that results in the yard.
Your HVAC units might suffer when trees begin dropping their leaves. Make sure you clean out your fan grill often during the fall. The fan must be unobstructed to work properly, and if it gets blocked, you’ll have a lot of headaches eventually.
Put outdoor units in the shade.
Turn off your outdoor condenser when the weather gets cold. This means that you should be done when the weather falls under 60 degrees Farenheit. This can keep it in good condition for years and save you a lot on repairs.
During your service visit, professionals can help by inspecting the system’s motor, oil the unit’s moving parts and ensure the unit has proper freon levels. These few simple things will help your system to run at peak performance.
HVAC systems are the best investments that you can make in your home. When it is finally time for you to select a replacement, remember these tips and they should make the process easier. You are more likely to select the best unit for your home.