It seems hard to learn about HVAC at first. If you review the information in this article, it’s not that hard. This advice should help even the novice when it comes to HVAC systems.
Know what you want done before you hire a contractor. It will be difficult for an HVAC contractor to give you with an estimate on the phone without knowing what your current system. It will be more hard if you can’t figure out what they need to do.
Clean your fan and coils come spring. Clean the outside of your external condenser unit regularly.
Be sure to clean debris from external condenser units regularly. Debris can pile up at rates that increase during rainy or windy weather, bringing potential damage with it. It can cause a disaster with your unit.
Turn the power off first so nothing moves. Next, pop off the grill, put the blades out and start to gently clean them along with the unit.
Lubricate your condenser once a year. These are often covered with rubber or metal caps. 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.
It is always a good idea to replace single-paned windows with ones that have double panes. This also keeps warm air during the winter months.
A programmable thermostat can help save money on air conditioning bill. Some can even be controlled from a PC or other device.
Never let your home reach a dangerously high level. Air conditioners can only really cool your home down 20 degrees Fahrenheit in a reasonable time limit. If your home gets above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you would only be able to cool it down just above 80 degrees. This is not a healthy environment to live in.
Air conditioners tend to ice up.The drain line may also freeze over. If this happens, change the setting on your thermostat to the fan setting and this will disable the compressor. If this doesn’t work, call in help.
Now you know all about HVAC. With this advice, and you will be ahead of the game. You’ll end up saving money and stopping headaches.