Coming home to an HVAC unit is no fun. The following tips that follow will assist you do just that.
Know what you want done before you select an HVAC contractor. A contractor cannot give an accurate estimate if unfamiliar with your system. It will be way more hard if you over the phone without the information readily available.
Clean any debris on an external condenser units. Debris can pile up after a storm, and this can foul up the inner workings of your system.It could overheat and cause your unit.
Turn it off first so nothing moves. Then, take the grill off, pull the blades out, and begin cleaning the unit and them gently.
Lubricate your fan condenser once a year. They are usually fitted with a rubber or metal cap on them. 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.
Put your outdoor unit in the shade.
Install a programmable thermostat you can program to save energy costs. Some can even be controlled from your smart phone or computer.
When it’s checked out, expect inspections of freon levels and the motor, moving parts well oiled and the level of freon adjusted if necessary. These repairs will help your HVAC system running smoothly.
Research the companies before hiring them. Check with the best one for reviews of potential companies online.These simple steps are going to help to ensure your decision is a better decision.
Look for calculators online to help you determine the size of unit you need for your room or home. Look in the manual to determine the manufacturer website for air conditioners.