This article will help to those that are looking to familiarize yourself with the HVAC system.
Know the name and type of system you currently have before calling someone to fix it. This will facilitate the process when your contractor any information they might need.
If your HVAC is running into problems, check out your home before calling a contractor. This information will help the contractor determine what the problem is and how to fix it.
Clean your condenser’s fan and coils come spring. Clean the outside of your external condenser unit.
Turn the power off first so you don’t get hurt or break something. Next, pop off the grill, put the blades out and start to gently clean them along with the unit.
Your HVAC unit may suffer when your trees start to lose their leaves. Make sure the unit’s fan grill is cleaned often during the leaves begin to fall. The fan must not have anything in the way so that air can flow into it, and if it gets blocked, it could cause your system to break down.
Lubricate the oil ports on your condenser at least once a year. You will see rubber or metal caps covering them. Use a lightweight, detergent-free SAE 20 oil, but make sure to avoid overfilling them.
Put outdoor condensers in the shade if you are installing them.
Turn off your outdoor condenser units when weather turns cold. This means that you should turn it off to prevent damage if the temperature drops below 60ºF to avoid damage. This helps your system remain in good working for years and save you a lot on repairs.
Now you can see that an HVAC system is something anyone can deal with when they have the right information. It’s always a good thing to take your time with it all so that you can learn the ropes. Use the above tips for help.