Follow these tips on dealing with your HVAC system.
Know what type of system you currently have before looking for a repair person. This information will be helpful to any contractor asks for this information.
Know what you want done before you select an HVAC contractor. It will be hard for a contractor to provide you a price estimate over the phone if they have not seen your current setup is. It will be more hard if you can’t figure out what they need to do.
Don’t get grass clippings pile up against your outside unit. Aim the grass cuttings in a different direction from your unit. This applies when you are taking care of the leaves in debris.
Lubricate your condenser once a year. You can find the ports covered with rubber or metal caps. Use a lightweight, and put 10 drops or fewer in each port, but make sure to avoid overfilling them.
Have your heating and cooling system serviced twice per year. This should be done in the fall and the spring.
It is a good idea to replace single-paned windows with ones that have double pane ones. This will also helps keep it warm in the winter.
A programmable thermostat can help you save money on your air conditioning costs. Some can even be controlled from your smart phone or computer.
During this service visit, they will inspect the motor of the system, oil the different moving parts as well as check the system’s freon levels. These things are going to allow your system to run its best.
Never let your home to get dangerously hot inside. Air conditioners only cool down 20 degrees or so within a reasonable time period. If the temperature in your home rises to 100 degrees F or higher, it will only reduce it to 80 or more. This won’t be a safe and comfortable temperature for you to sleep in.
Air conditioners tend to ice up.The drain line may also freeze over. If this happens, switch your thermostat to fan only to disable the compressor. You should leave the repair to a professional, even if switching it to its fan setting starts making the ice melt.
In order to be comfortable in your home, you need to have a great HVAC system. Without proper maintenance, you will not feel comfortable in your home. Put these tips to good use and avoid this from happening.