It is frustrating to need work done to your HVAC system when it is super hot or super cold. Learning about your HVAC units will help you fix them or maintain them. Read on and you will get the topic right now.
Know what work you need before you hire a contractor. It will be difficult for a contractor to provide you with an estimate on the phone without knowing what your current system. It will be way more hard if you over the phone without the information readily available.
Turn it off first so nothing moves. Next, pop off the grill, put the blades out and start to gently clean them along with the unit.
Leaves and debris can wreak havoc with your HVAC unit. Make sure the unit’s fan grill is cleaned often during the leaves begin to fall. The fan needs unobstructed air flow, and if it gets blocked, you’ll have a lot of headaches eventually.
Lubricate your condenser at least once each year. These are often covered by a rubber or metal cap. Use a lightweight, and put 10 drops or fewer in each port, putting 10 drops in each port.
It is a good idea to swap out single pane windows with ones that have double panes. This also helps keep it warm in the winter months.
A programmable thermostat is a simple way to help you save money on air conditioning bill. Some can even be controlled from your smart phone or computer.
During your service visit, they will inspect the motor of the system, oil the unit’s moving parts and ensure the unit has proper freon levels. These repairs will keep your system.
The prospect of having to engage the services of an HVAC professional can be daunting without the right information. However, if you have good information, this won’t be so hard on you. Now you should feel competent with the whole process.