Coming home to an HVAC unit that is not working is no fun. The following tips that follow will assist you in this process.
Know what work you want done before you hire a contractor. It will be hard for an HVAC contractor to give you with an estimate on 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 condenser’s fan blades and coils each spring to ensure that your condenser fan operates at it’s best. Clean off any leaves or debris from your external condenser unit regularly.
Turn it off first so nothing moves. Then, pop off its grills, pull the blades out, and gently clean them as well as the unit itself.
Don’t let grass clippings on your outside unit. Aim the grass in a direction away from your unit. This also applies when you are taking care of the leaves in the yard.
Sae 20 Oil
Lubricate your fan condenser at least once each year. You will notice these ports have a rubber or metal caps covering them. Use SAE 20 oil that is non-detergent and lightweight, detergent-free SAE 20 oil, but make sure to avoid overfilling them.
Put outdoor unit in the shade if you are installing them.
It is always a good idea to swap out single pane windows with ones that have double panes. This also helps keep it warm air in during the winter.
Use the tips you’ve just read to keep your HVAC system up and running. It’s a dreadful feeling if you come home and realize your vents don’t have air coming out. The financial aspects of repair can be intimidating. You can prevent such an unpleasant surprise with the information you have read about in the above article. Use them to maintain your unit.