Follow these helpful tips to put yourself in the best position.
Know the name and type of system you currently have before calling someone to fix it. This will ensure that you to give your chosen contractor any information they might need.
Clean your condenser’s fan and coils when the weather begins to warm. Clean the outside of your condenser unit.
Clean the condenser on your debris on your condenser units. Debris can pile up at rates that increase during rainy or windy weather, bringing potential damage with it. It could overheat and cause a disaster with your system to malfunction by overheating.
Don’t get grass clippings on your outdoor condenser. Aim the grass clippings in a different direction from the unit. This also applies to leaf blowing and any other yard work that results in the yard.
Lubricate the oil ports on your condenser at least once a year. You can easily find the ports have a rubber or metal cap. Use a lightweight, detergent-free SAE 20 oil, but make sure to avoid overfilling them.
Put outdoor units in the shade.
Turn off your outdoor condensers you have when it becomes cold out. This means that you should turn it off to prevent damage if the temperature drops below 60ºF to avoid damage. This can keep your system working well throughout the years and save you a lot on repairs.
Never allow your home to get dangerously high level. An AC unit will reduce the internal temperature of your home by 20ºF quickly. If your home become 100F or more, you’ll only cool down to still above 80. This won’t be a safe and comfortable temperature for you to sleep in.
To be comfortable at home it is very important that your HVAC system performs properly. Without proper maintenance of your HVAC system, your home will not be a comfortable place to be. Do not let this happen; keep these tips in mind, and keep your HVAC system running smoothly.