Follow these tips on dealing with your HVAC system.
Clean the debris off your outdoor condensers often. You don’t know when things are going to pile up, especially after a windy or rainy storm, and that can ruin your system. It could overheat and cause your unit.
Don’t let grass clippings on your outside unit. Aim your grass in a different direction away from your unit. This also applies to leaf blowing and any other yard work that results in the yard.
Your outdoor HVAC unit may suffer when trees start to lose their leaves. Make sure you clean out your fan grill often during the fall. The fan needs unobstructed air flow, and if it gets blocked, you’ll have a lot of headaches eventually.
Lubricate your condenser once each year. You can find the ports as they have a rubber or metal cap. 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.
Put outdoor unit in the shade.
Have your heating and cooling system serviced twice per year. This should happen in the fall and malfunctions.
Turn off any outdoor condensers you have when it’s getting cold. This should turn it off to prevent damage if the weather falls under 60 degrees Farenheit. This can keep your system last much longer and will have to be repaired less often.
It is a good idea to swap out single pane windows for double pane ones. This also keeps warm in during the winter.
Don’t let your home temperature get too hot. Air conditioners really can cool a home by just twenty degrees Fahrenheit within a reasonable amount of time. If the temperature in your home rises above 100 degrees, cooling it will only drop the temperature to 80 degrees F. This won’t be a safe and comfortable temperature for you to sleep in.
Comfort comes with a working HVAC system. If you do not maintain it properly, you may find that it breaks down. Make sure that you do not let this happen.