An HVAC unit is something many people want to learn about, but in the end they think it’s way too hard to learn about. It does not have to be that way. This can be made easier with the following advice.
Before an HVAC expert comes to your home to do any repair work, walk around the home and check out the temps in every room. Determine which rooms are hotter or colder than they should be. This gives the repairer a starting point to work from.
Clean your condenser’s fan blades and coils come spring. Except when cleaning the outside, turn the unit off when performing any type of maintenance. Clean the outside of your condenser unit regularly.
Every spring you need to make sure your condenser fan’s coils and blades on the fan part are clean. Shut the power off before you do anything. Take the grill off and pull the blades out to clean them.
Leaves and debris can damage your system. When the leaves fall from nearby trees, clean the grill of your fan often. Your fan needs an unobstructed way to get air inside, and the more blocked up it becomes, the more headaches will develop for you with the system.
You need to lubricate parts of your fan condenser. You can find these ports covered with rubber or metal caps. Choose a SAE 20 oil whch is lightweight and non-detergent and place 10 drops or less into each port, ensuring it doesn’t overfill.
If you are choosing where to place your outdoor compressor device, try to put it in a place where there is plenty of shade. When your unit takes in cool air, it takes less energy to tool the air, thus boosting efficiency.
When it gets cold outside, the outdoor condenser unit should be turned off. When the temperature goes below 60 degrees, shut off the unit in order to prevent damage. You will save in repair bills and increase the efficiency of your system.
Replace any single-paned windows with double-paned versions. Double pane windows will help keep your home cooler in the summer. It also facilitates heat retention in winter.
Regularly having your HVAC system serviced can help keep your heating and cooling bills down. During the visit, the contractor will oil parts, inspect the motor and the freon levels. This ensures your system runs smoothly.
Your home should never reach a dangerous temperature. An AC unit will reduce the internal temperature of your home approximately twenty degrees in a fair time. This limits their overall benefit. This isn’t a very safe condition for a homeowner to sleep in, especially when the humidity levels are considered.
Occasionally, air conditioners ice up. Freezing drain lines are also possible and can be mistaken for leaks. If this happens, turn the thermostat so it is on fan only mode, which will disable the compressor. It is best to call a professional in to fix this particular issue, even though the switch to fan setting should cause the ice to start melting.
It’s not hard to work with an HVAC if you can work with it and use the advice above. Remember to refer to these tips often along the way. Good luck, you’ll do fine!