It can be quite upsetting to arrive home to find that your HVAC has broken down. The tips that follow will assist you do just that.
Know what type of your HVAC system you currently have before looking for a repair person. This helps make sure the contractor will be sufficiently prepared.
If your HVAC is running into problems, take a look around the house prior to calling a contractor. This 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 give you with an estimate over 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 fan blades and coils come spring. Clean the outdoor condenser unit regularly.
Be sure to regularly clean external condenser units. You never know when things can pile up, like right after it’s windy or rains, and that can ruin your system. It can cause a disaster with your unit.
Lubricate your fan condenser once a year. They are usually fitted with a rubber or metal cap on them. Use SAE 20 oil that is non-detergent and lightweight, and put 10 drops or fewer in each port, putting 10 drops in each port.
Have your HVAC serviced at the least. This should happen in the fall and malfunctions.
The tips above will help you manage your HVAC system. You never want to arrive back at your house to find that the unit has broken down. And, trying to figure out how you’re going to pay for repairs is even worse. This can be prevented if you follow the tips you have just read. Remember these tips while you are running your HVAC maintenance.