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The only way your home can always be a desirable temperature is if you are properly heating and cooling it. Therefore, you must have a great HVAC system in place. Miserable living conditions and expensive repairs are sure to result if you fail to maintain it properly. Below, you will find some great tips that range from finding a good contractor to ensuring your unit is working properly.

If you struggle with your HVAC, try touring your home before calling a professional. Determine which rooms feel cold and which feel hot. This will help the repairman determine what the problem is.

If the outside of your home has condenser units, ensure they are constantly cleaned. Things pile up after storms and damage your system. It can overheat, leading to disaster within your system.

If the fan condenser on your unit has ports for oil, make sure you lubricate it once a year. A rubber or metal cap is typically placed over such ports. Your oil should be an SAE 20. This particular oil is very lightweight and it only requires about 10 drops per port.

If the current location of your HVAC unit outside isn’t working, try having it moved to an area with more shade. As you get your air conditioner to suck in cool air it won’t have to do too much work to cool it which saves you some money.

Once it gets cold outside, you should turn off the outdoor condenser unit. This should be done when the temperature drops below 60ºF to avoid damage. This will ensure your system works well each year, which could save you quite a bit in repair costs.

You should now have a better idea of how to keep that HVAC unit running smoothly. Don’t allow things to go bad because you don’t pay attention to doing maintenance. Follow the previous advice to keep it in good repair, making it less likely that you do not find your home too cold or too hot upon your return one day.

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