The HVAC system in a home is a key part of it and if you let it get bad it’s a problem. You may not know a lot of about this type of unit. The article below has many solid tips just for you!
Prior to putting in a service call on your HVAC, be able to identify it. Know what the manufacturer’s name is, which particular model you have and what’s gone on with the unit in the past. The contractor will likely need all of this information.
Tour your home before calling a contractor. Make note of which rooms are cold and which are hot. If you do this, it will be a great help to the future contractor, who will now be able to quickly locate the problem issue.
When the trees are losing their leaves, your HVAC unit can suffer. Whenever leaves are falling, consistently clean the fan grill. An obstruction, such as a leaf, prevents the maximum amount of cool air from entering the system.
If you have oil ports as part of the fan condenser, annual lubrication is key. They generally have 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, but make sure to avoid overfilling them.
Put your outdoor unit in places with shade. It will help you save on your energy bill when you do this.
Check your unit at least twice each year. The best times to have the system checked is spring and fall, so you are sure everything is running at peak performance before the heating and cooling seasons. It doesn’t matter if your unit seems to be properly working, it is still advisable that you perform maintenance and resolve any potential problems.
You should now have a good understanding of how important it is to maintain your HVAC system correctly. These systems can be expensive to replace or repair. Keep this from happening when you use these helpful tips.