It is frustrating to have a failing HVAC system when the weather is at it’s peak.Learning as much as possible about HVAC systems prior to contacting a professional will help you choose the right company. Read this article to get started on to do just that.
Know the name and type of your HVAC system you currently have before calling someone to fix it. This will enable you to give the contractor any information they might need.
Clean any debris on an external condenser units. You never know when things can pile up, like right after it’s windy or rains, and that can throw a wrench in your system. It can cause a disaster with your unit.
Turn it off first so nothing moves. Next, pop the grill off, pull out the blades and start cleaning them and the unit itself off gently.
Don’t get grass clippings on your outdoor condenser. Aim your grass cuttings in a different direction from the unit. This also applies when you are taking care of the leaves in the yard.
Don’t ever let your home get way too hot to where it’s dangerous. Air conditioners are limited in that they can only really cool your home down 20 degrees or so within a reasonable time limit. If your home gets above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, it will only cool off to about 80F. This is not a healthy environment to live in.
Air conditioners sometimes ice up at times. The drain line may also freeze over. If this is something that’s happening to you, switch your thermostat to fan only to disable the compressor. You should leave the repair to a professional, but switching to the fan will make the ice melt.
It can be intimidating when you find that you must hire someone to come fix your HVAC system. Still, a little research goes a long way. Hopefully you are now prepared to take all of this on so that you can work on this if you have problems in the future.