It is hard to get started getting to know HVAC. This doesn’t have to be the case, however, if you’re willing to take your time to go over the following paragraphs. This advice will help you with all of the issues that you encounter.
Before calling anyone to repair your system, know what system you have. Get information on the make and model, plus if you have information on the history of maintenance, that will help, too. This information will be helpful to any contractor you hire to repair it.
If you have some problems with the HVAC system, check out your home before calling a contractor. Find out which rooms are hot and which are cold. This gives the repairer a starting point to work from.
Clean your condenser’s fan blades and coils come spring. If you are doing more than a light surface cleaning, make sure that the power is shut off to the HVAC unit. Additionally, remove leaves and any other debris from the outside condenser unit.
Be sure to regularly clean debris from external condenser units. You don’t know the amount of stuff that can pile up right after heavy winds or a storm. It can overheat, leading to disaster within your system.
The coils and blades on the fans should be cleaned once a year. Start by turning off the power to avoid having anything move when you work on it. Next, pop the grill off, put the blades out and start to gently clean them along with the unit.
Don’t get grass clippings on your outside unit. Aim the grass in a different direction from the unit. This same tip applies when you are blowing fallen leaves around the yard. Grass and leaves pose a serious problem for the internal functioning of your unit.
Leaves and debris can damage your system. At least twice a week, you need to clean the grill of your fan. When blockages restrict the flow of air to the fan, you could end up with serious issues on your hands.
You need to lubricate parts of your fan condenser. You can easily find the ports as they have a rubber or metal cap. Use SAE 20 oil that is lightweight and detergent free, and put ten drops or fewer into each one. Make sure not to overfill them.
If the current location of your HVAC unit outside isn’t working, try having it moved to an area with more shade. When the air conditioner pulls in cooler air, it won’t have to do much more to cool it and that will save you a lot of money on energy bills.
Did you know an AC unit can freeze? You may even mistake the frozen drains as an issue for a plumber. Switch the thermostat to the fan only. It’s a good idea to call up professionals to help with this even though you can get the ice to melt when you switch everything to the fan.
If you have an interest in HVAC, the previous information should not have been terribly difficult for you to understand. By using this advice, things will go your way. You will save on your electric bill by doing so.