Follow these tips on dealing with your HVAC system.
If your HVAC system is acting up, check the entire house before contacting someone to come for repairs. This information will help the repairman determine what the problem is and how to fix it.
Know what work you want done before you hire a contractor. It will be hard for a contractor to provide you a price estimate on the phone if they have not seen your current system. It will be way more difficult for him to assist you can’t figure out what they need to do.
Clean any debris on an external condenser unit. You don’t know when things are going to pile up, especially after a windy or rainy storm, and that can throw a wrench in your system. It can also cause your system to malfunction by overheating.
Turn it off so you don’t get hurt or break something. Then, pop off its grills, pull the blades out, and gently clean them as well as the unit itself.
Don’t let grass clippings pile up against your outside unit. Aim the grass in a direction from the unit. This applies to leaf blowing and any other yard work that results in debris.
Your HVAC units might suffer when your trees lose leaves. Make sure the fan’s grill is cleaned often during the leaves begin to fall. The fan must be unobstructed to work properly, and if it becomes blocked, you will end up with many headaches with the unit.
Make sure your HVAC system checked twice a year. This should happen in the fall and again in the spring.
The HVAC system can determine your overall comfort level. If you do not maintain it properly, you may find that it breaks down. Using the tips here will help keep your HVAC system working correctly.