Everyone with a home HVAC unit is aware that proper maintenance is key. Homeowners can pay a fortune if their HVAC system is not running properly. The following tips will help you care for your HVAC and learn what to do if you eventually need to replace it.

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. Figure out which rooms feel hot and which feel cold. This will allow a contractor to quickly figure out what the issue is and how it can be fixed fast.

TIP! Before contacting a repair service, do a short tour of the entire home. Figure out which rooms are too cool or warm.

Before you ever begin looking for an HVAC contractor, first consider the entire job that you’ll need completed. You might not be able to get a price quote unless you let the contractor see your current system first. They also won’t be able to offer you a quote if they don’t have a detailed idea of what you want done. Know this stuff ahead of time.

Clean the coils and blades in your condenser at the beginning of summer. Except when you do superficial cleaning, you need to always make sure the power is off on the unit. If you see debris, get rid of it.

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TIP! Before you choose an HVAC contractor, have an idea in your mind of what needs to be done. If you can’t describe the problem, you may not get an accurate quote.

Make sure that you do not cover your outdoor components with grass clippings when you are trimming the grass. Aim the grass clippings in the other direction. This includes grass clippings and leaves.

If you need to decide the best place to put your outdoor compressor unit, consider putting it in a location that is in the shade. If your unit is sucking in cooler air, it will have less work to do to cool that air as it sends it inside which boosts efficiency.

As the temperature outside drops, remember to turn off your outdoor condenser unit. If the temperature outside is less than 60ºF, be sure to turn off the unit so that you don’t damage it. Your system will work longer for you this way.

TIP! To make sure your condenser fan works properly, keep the fan blades and the coils clean. The power to the unit should be removed before you begin any maintenance, even cleaning.

Hopefully, you now feel a little more confident in your HVAC knowledge. It is very important that regular maintenance be performed, otherwise down the road you are looking at shelling out a lot of money for repairs and higher than normal energy bills. Bookmark these suggestions and refer back to them as needed.

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