You may think that anything to do with HVAC is complicated. This is probably due to the fact that so much goes into these things.
Know what type of your HVAC system you currently have before calling someone to fix it. This information will facilitate the process when your contractor you hire to repair it.
If you’ve been having trouble with an HVAC system, check things out yourself prior to calling in a technician. This will help the repairman determine what the problem is and how to fix it.
Know what you want done before you hire a contractor. It will be difficult for a contractor to provide you a price estimate on the phone without knowing what your current system. It will be more hard if you can’t figure out what they need to do.
Clean your fan and coils come spring. Clean off any leaves or debris from your external condenser unit regularly.
Don’t get grass clippings pile up against your outdoor condenser. Direct the grass clippings away from the equipment. This applies when you are taking care of the leaves in debris.
Leaves falling from trees can damage your HVAC unit. Make sure the unit’s fan grill is cleaned frequently when the fall. The fan must not have anything in the way so that air can flow into it, and if it is clogged, it could cause your system to break down.
Lubricate the oil ports on your fan condenser once a year.You will notice these ports have a rubber or metal caps covering the ports. Use a lightweight, detergent-free SAE 20 oil, but make sure to avoid overfilling them.
Don’t let your home temperature get overly hot. Air conditioners only cool your home down 20 degrees or so within a reasonable time period. If the temperature in your home rises above 100 degrees, you’ll only cool down to still above 80. This won’t be a safe and comfortable temperature for you to sleep in.
Air conditioners sometimes ice up at times. The drain line may also freeze over. If you see this happen, change the setting on your thermostat to the fan setting and this will disable the compressor. You can call a HVAC professional, but switching to the fan setting should start to melt the ice.
This article offered a lot of information about HVAC systems. It’s really hard to get started with it unless you get motivated, so be sure that you take these things into account before you get started. The various issues will make more sense to you and you will find yourself pleased that you invested the time to learn.