HVAC: What You Should Know Before You Begin

Most homeowners want an HVAC system that works well. If they buy a low quality one or have one that breaks, it can be very frustrating. Not only do they cost a lot of money to take care of, but they can also make a living area an uncomfortable one. Read this article to learn how to care for and maintain your HVAC system.

Before making that repair phone call, make sure you know the specifics about your particular system. Learn the brand, model, and if you have it, the maintenance history. The contractor will likely need all of this information.

Clean the coils of your condenser fan each month. If you are doing more than a light surface cleaning, make sure that the power is shut off to the HVAC unit. Also, be sure to clear leaves and debris from your condenser unit.

Clean any debris that accumulates on an external condenser unit. Excess debris can really affect your system’s quality. It can get overheated, which will cause problems with the whole system.

Once it grows cold outside, turn off your outside condenser unit. This should be done when the temperature drops below 60ºF to avoid damage. This can ensure your unit is working well throughout the years without the cost of repairs.

If you want your energy costs to go down, have the heating an cooling system you own serviced every year at least. The service will include motor inspection, oiling of moving parts, and a freon level check. These few simple things will help your system to run at its peak performance.

Never allow the temperature in your home to rise to a dangerously high level. Air conditioners can cool a home by just twenty degrees in a short time. If the temperature in your home rises above 100 degrees, you will only be able to cool it down to 80. This won’t be a healthy environment to live in.

The HVAC system can determine your overall comfort level. It is crucial that you take care of it accordingly. Use this information to keep your system running well all year long.

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