It can be quite upsetting to arrive home at the end of the day to discover your HVAC has broken down. The tips that follow will assist you do just that.
Know what you need before you select an HVAC contractor. It will be difficult for a contractor to give you a price estimate on the phone if they have not seen your current system. It will be more hard if you over the phone without the information readily available.
Clean your fan blades and coils prior to summertime. Clean the outdoor condenser unit regularly.
Turn it off so nothing moves.Then, pop off its grills, pull the blades out, and gently clean them as well as the unit itself.
Don’t let grass clippings on your outside unit. Direct the clippings away from the HVAC unit. This also applies to leaf blowing and any other yard work that results in the yard.
Your outdoor HVAC units might suffer when trees lose their leaves. Make sure the fan’s grill is cleaned frequently when the fall. The fan needs unobstructed air flow, and if it gets blocked, you will end up with many headaches with the unit.
Lubricate the oil ports on your condenser at least once a year. You can find these ports covered with rubber or metal caps covering the ports. 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.
Using the preceding tips will help you ensure smooth operation of your HVAC system. You probably already know that suddenly learning that your system isn’t running correctly is very frustrating. Your stress will only be compounded when you find out how much it will cost to fix. But, by using these tips, you can avoid this type of situation. Maintain your system and enjoy the benefits.