At first, trying to understand your HVAC may seem difficult. There is indeed lots to think about surrounding this subject. Lucky for the average homeowner, the internet has plenty of information on the subject.

Check out the system that you have before you call a professional. Look for the maintenance history and brand and model. This will help make sure that the contractor you hire has all the necessary information.

Before you hire an HVAC contractor, have some sort of idea of the work that needs to be done. It will be hard for a contractor to give you a price estimate over the phone if they have not seen your current system. You need to know how to describe any issues. So, figure out this information before anything else.

TIP! Always make sure you are up-to-date about your HVAC unit. Know the model and brand and find it’s maintenance history, if possible.

Clean your fan and coils when the weather begins to warm. The power to the unit should be removed before you begin any maintenance, even cleaning. Remove leaves and debris from the outdoor unit.

Clean the debris off your outdoor condenser unit. Wind can pile up all sorts of debris against its grill. If you do not, the unit may get too hot and cause additional problems.

You should clean your condenser fan’s blades and coils every spring. Make sure to turn off the fan’s power first to be safe. Take the grill off and pull the blades out to clean them.

TIP! Inspect the temps in your home before you call a service to help you with any HVAC issues you’re having. Figure out which rooms are hot and cold.

Be careful when doing yard work that you do not get debris on or in your unit. Turn your lawnmower in the opposite direction. This is the same if you are using a leaf blower.

Lubricate your fan condenser if it has oil ports. These ports are typically covered with caps made of metal or rubber. Chose SAE 20 oil, which has been proven to be the most effective.

Now that you’re done with this article, you know some things about the HVAC that you didn’t know before. It can be tough to get going if you lack motivation, so keep your interest level high. You will be glad you did when everything begins to make sense to you!

TIP! Before you choose an HVAC contractor, have an idea in your mind of what needs to be done. A contractor will be hard pressed to provide you with an over-the-phone estimate if unfamiliar with your system.

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