HVAC service and contracting is something too many people know nothing about. This fact can pose a problem when it comes time to handle a household heating or cooling problem in a home.
If your HVAC is giving you problems, take a tour of the house prior to calling a professional. This will help the repairman determine what the problem is and how to fix it.
Clean your fan blades and coils come spring. Clean the outside of your condenser unit.
Don’t get grass clippings pile up against your outdoor condenser. Aim your grass clippings in the other direction. This also applies to leaf blowing and any other yard work that results in the yard.
Your HVAC system could suffer when your trees lose leaves. Make sure you clean out your fan grill is cleaned often once nearby trees start shedding their leaves. The fan needs to have an unobstructed path for air to enter the unit, and if it is clogged, you will end up with many headaches with the unit.
Lubricate the oil ports on your fan condenser at least once each year. These are usually covered with rubber or metal cap. Use SAE 20 oil that is non-detergent and lightweight, and put 10 drops or fewer in each port, putting 10 drops in each port.
Be sure to have the HVAC unit in your home checked about two times every year. This should happen in the fall and again in the spring.
Turn off outdoor condenser units when it’s getting cold. This should turn it off to prevent damage if the weather falls under 60 degrees Farenheit. This simple tip will help keep the system working for years and save you a lot on repairs.
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