As you may know, a properly performing heating and cooling system in the home leads to one of the most comfortable aspects of our daily lives. It’s a great feeling when you come in from a sweltering day, and it’s cool inside, or you come in from a very blustery winter day to the warmth of the inside. Still, your HVAC unit can become a big hassle for you as well, if it stops working. To make sure that your system runs correctly for a long time, continue reading tips on how to maintain it correctly.
Go through your home before you call HVAC professional. Make note of which rooms are cold and which are hot. This can help contractors quickly figure out the issue and how to fix it easily and quickly.
Before the summer you should clean out your condenser fan’s blades and coils. If you are doing more than a light surface cleaning, make sure that the power is shut off to the HVAC unit. Remove leaves and debris from the outside condenser.
Clean the debris off your outdoor condenser unit. After a wind or rain storm things may pile up, causing problems with your HVAC system. It can overheat, leading to disaster within your system.
Clean the fan blades and coils in your condenser each spring. Before you do anything, however, turn the power off. Then, pop off its grills, pull the blades out, and begin cleaning the unit and them gently.
Some fan condensers may contain oil parts, and if yours does, ensure it is lubricated at least once per year. These ports are typically covered with caps made of metal or rubber. Put about ten drops or less of a good non-detergent SAE 20 oil into each port.
If possible, put your HVAC in a shaded area if it is outside. It will help you save on your energy bill when you do this.
A good way to save money with your air conditioning is by installing a programmable thermostat. With this device installed, it can help you save money on your energy bills by you having the power to regulate the temperature throughout the day. Some newer programmable thermostats have computerized controls you can access from your personal computer, laptop or mobile media device.
Make sure that your AC is turned off when you are not using it. Sure, the temp will rise, but no one is home anyway. The longer the unit stays on, the more it ends up costing you in energy bills.
It can be confusing to figure out what the correct HVAC system size is for your home, but you can solve this with the help of a sizing calculator. Buying a unit that is too large for your home is a poor decision that wastes money. Check your manual to learn what it is rated by the manufacturer if you want accurate information.
These suggestions should benefit you in taking care of your heating and cooling issues. Bad things will happen when you don’t do regular maintenance inspections. Hopefully, you’ll keep up the regular HVAC maintenance and won’t ever need to worry about this nightmare gripping you or your home.