HVAC systems seem to break down just when the weather gets really hot or really cold. 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 and this will help you do this.
Clean the fan blades and coils in your condenser each spring. Turn the power off so nothing moves. Then, remove the grill, then remove the blades and begin the cleaning process of the blades and the unit.
Cover your unit when you are mowing the lawn. Make sure you shoot the clippings in the other direction from the unit. If you’re blowing leaves, this same problem can occur, so make sure you move around the unit and blow the leaves away from it.
If trees are losing leaves around your home, this can impact your HVAC unit. Whenever leaves are falling, consistently clean the fan grill. You can head off future problems that can be caused by blockages by making sure there is a free flow of air to your fan.
Make certain that an outdoor unit 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.
Be sure you have the HVAC unit in your home checked about two times every year. Your system should be inspected in Spring and Fall. Even if everything seems fine, check things out to find potential problems.
It is always a good idea to swap out single pane windows for double pane ones. Double pane windows will help keep your home cooler in the summer. This also helps keep it warm in the winter.
Don’t let your home get overly hot. Expect an air conditioning unit to drop the temperature down 20 degrees within a short amount of time. If the temperature in your home reaches 100 degree Fahrenheit, it will only reduce it to 80 or more. Depending on what the humidity is, this may not be cool enough to be a safe temperature to sleep at when recovering from the harsh summer heat.
It is possible for air conditioners to ice over. Freezes also occur in your drain line. These freezes are easily confused as leaks to the untrained eye. If you see this, immediately put your thermostat on the fan setting to turn off your compressor. You should still call a professional to help regardless.
Consider how long a given HVAC company has been in existence before giving them your business. Companies with proven track records typically provide better service. It’s a risk to hire a new one.
The prospect of having to engage the services of an HVAC professional can be daunting without the right information. But, it does not need to be terribly difficult. Now, you should feel much more empowered about dealing with issues when they arise.