It is frustrating to need work done to your HVAC system when it is super hot or super cold. Learning what you can about your HVAC system will help you when it needs repair. Read on to find out more about that.
Know what type of your HVAC system before looking for a repair person.This will be helpful to any contractor asks for this information.
Clean your fan blades and coils when the weather begins to warm. Clean the outside of your condenser as well.
Don’t get grass clippings pile up against your outdoor condenser. Aim the grass in the unit. This also applies when you are taking care of the leaves in the yard.
Leaves falling from trees can damage your HVAC unit. Make sure you clean out your fan grill often during the fall. The fan must not have anything in the way so that air can flow into it, and if it becomes blocked, it could cause your system to break down.
Lubricate your condenser if it has oil ports. You will notice these ports have a rubber or metal caps covering 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.
Turn off your outdoor condensers you have when the weather gets cold. This should be done when the weather falls under 60 degrees Farenheit.This simple tip will help keep your system working for many years to come.
Install a thermostat to save energy costs. Some of these thermostats can even be controlled from your smart phone or other device.
Having to use a HVAC contractor might be daunting if you don’t have proper information. With the right information, it doesn’t have to be that bad. Now you should be prepared to deal with any issues.