If the HVAC is not working, you will become very frustrated. If you want to find the right person for the job to either install your new system or repair your existing unit you will need to learn as much as you can on the topic. Keep reading to start doing just that.

Before you start calling to find someone to fix your unit, make sure you know the type of system that is installed. Know what the manufacturer’s name is, which particular model you have and what’s gone on with the unit in the past. This will help you give the new contractor the necessary information.

Check the whole house before you call for help. Jot down the rooms that are hot and the ones that are cold. This will help your contractor quickly determine where the issue lies and how to get it fixed quickly and easily.

TIP! 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.

Outdoor condenser units need to be cleaned regularly. Things tend to pile up around these units, especially after storms come through, which could cause problems to your system. It can cause the unit to overheat and break down.

Clean the coils on the condenser fan from time to time. Before you begin cleaning the unit, make sure that it is unplugged. Next, pop off the grill, pull out the blades and start cleaning them and the unit itself off gently.

Check to determine if the fan condenser on your HVAC system is equipped with oil ports, and if it is, be sure to lubricate every year. You’ll find these ports are covered with a metal or rubber cap. You should select an SAE 20 oil since it is lightweight and does not contain detergent. Be sure to use just 10 drops or so, or your system may overfill.

TIP! Cleaning the blades and coils will help the system run better. The power to the unit should be removed before you begin any maintenance, even cleaning.

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 it sucks in cool air, it will need to work less to coll the air inside, which can make it last longer.

Getting help from a HVAC professional might be intimidating. When you start the search armed with good information, it is much simpler and quicker. Ideally, you now know what to do to keep your unit running well.

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