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HVAC Getting You Down? These Tips Will Help

TIP! When you start making calls to get someone to help with your HVAC system, it’s a good idea to know what system you have before that phone call. Write down the make, model, and any maintenance history.

Your cooling and heating is vital to your home. This is the job of the HVAC system, which means that it must be kept it kept operating properly over the years. Otherwise, you may end up with excessive repair bills and unbearable temperatures. These tips will make sure you keep the HVAC system running well.

TIP! Outdoor condenser units need to be cleaned regularly. You don’t know the amount of stuff that can pile up right after heavy winds or a storm.

Prior to putting in a service call on your HVAC, be able to identify it. Know the model and brand and find it’s maintenance history, if possible. This makes sure your contractor will be sufficiently prepared.

TIP! The coils and blades on the fans should be cleaned once a year. Be sure to turn the power off first; you don’t want anything to move.

If you have condenser units outside your home, be sure to clean out the debris from them often. Debris quickly gathers here, even more so if there is a storm. This can cause major issues with your system. It can cause the unit to overheat and break down.

TIP! If you have oil ports as part of the fan condenser, annual lubrication is key. Most of these ports have some sort of protective cap covering them.

Make certain that an outdoor unit is in the shade. The cooler air that the unit can suck in, the less work it will need to do to further cool the air.

TIP! When selecting a location for an outdoor compressor, opt for a shady area, if possible. If you have a unit taking in air that’s cooler, it won’t have to work so hard to cool air that it sends to your home.

You need to have a contractor review your unit twice a year. The fall and spring are the optimal times for this maintenance. Even if you do not detect a problem, you can identify and fix any potential problems when you have it checked.

TIP! Put outdoor units in the shade if you are installing them. This will ensure cool air is sucked in, meaning less cooling must be done by the unit.

It is a good idea to replace single-paned windows with ones that have double panes. Having a double pane window helps limit your need for air conditioning during the summer months. Your home will also stay warmer in the winter.

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TIP! Turn off your outdoor condenser when it’s getting cold. If it’s less than 60 degrees outside, turn the unit off.

You now have an idea of what it takes to keep an HVAC system running great. Don’t allow things to go bad because you don’t pay attention to doing maintenance. Use these tips to keep your HVAC system from failing when it should be running smoothly. It’s not really a tough job at all!

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