Follow these helpful tips to put yourself in the best position.
Know the name and type of your HVAC system you currently have before calling someone to fix it. This will enable you can give your chosen contractor any information they might need.
Clean your condenser’s fan and coils when the weather begins to warm. Clean off any leaves or debris from your condenser unit.
Turn the power off first so you don’t get hurt or break something. Then, pop off its grills, pull the blades out, and gently clean them as well as the unit itself.
Put your outdoor units in places with shade.
Turn off any outdoor condenser units when the weather gets cold. This means that you should be done when the weather falls under 60 degrees Farenheit. This simple tip will help keep the life of your unit.
Air conditioners sometimes ice up at times. The drain line might also freeze up.If this is something that’s happening to you, switch the thermostat in your home to fan only so the compressor is disabled. You should call a pro to fix this problem, but switching to the fan will make the ice melt.
Look for air conditioner sizing calculators online to truly understand what size of unit is necessary for your home. Look at the manual to determine the manufacturer website for this information.
There are a number of great sites now that let customers to share their experiences with different services. This is a good way to locate contractors that you wish to work with and ones that you don’t.
To be comfortable at home it is very important that your HVAC system performs properly. If you don’t try to care for it on an ongoing basis, the system can break and cause you frustration. Take these tips to heart and never forget about your HVAC system.