How do you know what type of system is right for your home. What size do you buy? What sort of features should it have? It can overwhelming to shop since so many new products and innovations.
If you struggle with your HVAC, check things out yourself prior to calling in a technician. This information will help the repairman determine what the problem is and how to fix it.
Be sure to clean debris from external condenser units regularly. You never know when things can pile up, like right after it’s windy or rains, and that can throw a wrench in your system. It will damage the system to malfunction by overheating.
Turn the power off first so you don’t get hurt or break something. Next, pop the grill off, pull out the blades and start cleaning them and the unit itself off gently.
Don’t let grass clippings pile up against your outside unit. Aim the grass in a different direction away from your unit. This also applies when you are taking care of the leaves in debris.
Lubricate the oil ports on your condenser once a year. You will see rubber or metal caps covering them. Use SAE 20 oil that is non-detergent and lightweight, and put 10 drops or fewer in each port, putting 10 drops in each port.
Have the HVAC system inspected twice a year. This should be checked often for debris and the spring.
Install a thermostat you can program to save energy costs. Some programmable thermostats can even be controlled from your smart phone or computer.
During the service check, the contractor will oil parts, the moving parts will be oiled and the freon levels will be checked This maintenance means that your system run better.
Never let your home reach a dangerously hot inside. Air conditioners really can only cool a home down 20 degrees or so within a reasonable time period. So, if your home temp reaches 100 degrees, you won’t see the temperature go below 75 for a while.This is not a healthy environment to live in.
Look for calculators online to help you determine the size of unit you need for your room or home. Look at the manual or on the recommended size for this information.
Ask your friends and trust for their HVAC contractor recommendations. People who’ve had quality work done are usually willing to tell of it. This can also provide you should avoid.
Sometimes, you may be confused when shopping for an HVAC system. But with the information provided above, getting what you need should be much easier. Read these tips again if needed, and maintain a great HVAC system.