You may be overwhelmed by the amount of HVAC system choices out there. How on earth will you know which system to get? How large must your HVAC system be? Which features are best? Shopping may not be easy. Here are some great suggestions to help you purchase and maintain an HVAC system.
Know what type of system you currently have before calling someone to fix it. Write down the make, model, and any maintenance history. The contractor will likely need all of this information.
Make a circuit around your home before calling for help with your HVAC. You will be looking to see which of your rooms feel hotter or colder than they should be. If you do this, it will be a great help to the future contractor, who will now be able to quickly locate the problem issue.
Know what work you want done before you select an HVAC contractor. Providing you with an accurate estimate over the telephone may be difficult to impossible is they can’t see the system you have. It will be even harder if you cannot explain what you have done. You need to know this before you begin.
Clean your fan blades and coils each spring to ensure that your condenser fan operates at it’s best. Prior to working on or cleaning the unit, be sure to turn off the power. Additionally, it’s important to clear out leaves and other debris from the outside condenser unit.
You should clean your condenser fan’s blades and coils every spring. Be sure to turn the power off first; you don’t want anything to move. Next, pop off the grill, pull out the blades and start cleaning them and the unit itself off gently.
Your outdoor HVAC units might suffer when your trees lose leaves. Clean outdoor units often to remove leaves. The fan needs to have an unobstructed path for air to enter the unit, and if it becomes blocked, you will end up with many headaches with the unit.
You want to put the outdoor compressor device in a shaded area. When the unit sucks in cooler air, then less work is required to cool it further which in turn boosts the units efficiency.
Get your HVAC unit serviced yearly. This inspection will ensure that your unit is working efficiently, including a freon level and motor check, and oiling moving parts. Doing this simple task can ensure that your system will be running for years with no problem!
Turn off your air conditioner when no one is home to help save money. With the system off, the house will only heat up to a certain temperature. Leaving it on all the time only makes it work harder and results in a larger utility bill.
Occasionally, ice will form on your AC. You may even encounter a freeze in your drain line which is often confused with a plumbing leak. If this happens, put your thermostat over to fan. If the problem persists be sure to call in a professional.
It can be overwhelming to find a HVAC system. The tips you have just read will aid you in this process. Check out these tips as often as necessary to help you through the process.