How do you to know what type of system to purchase? What size do you consider? What sort of features will you want? It can overwhelming to shop since so many new features are coming out what you need.
Clean your fan blades and coils prior to summertime. Clean the outside of your condenser as well.
Clean the debris off your condenser units. You never know when things can pile up, especially after a windy or rainy storm, and that can ruin your system. It could overheat and cause your unit.
Turn the power off first so nothing moves. Then, take the grill off, pull the blades out, and begin cleaning the unit and them gently.
Don’t get grass clippings on your outdoor condenser. Aim the grass in a different direction from your unit. This also applies when you are taking care of the leaves in debris.
Your HVAC units might suffer when trees start to lose leaves. Make sure you clean out your fan grill often during the fall. The fan needs to have an unobstructed path for air to enter the unit, and if debris is blocking this air flow, it could cause your system to break down.
Lubricate your fan condenser once a year. You will notice these ports as they have a rubber or metal cap. Use a lightweight, and put 10 drops or fewer in each port, putting 10 drops in each port.
Your HVAC system should be checked a few times per each year. This should be checked often for debris and again in the spring.
Turn off any outdoor condensers you have when it’s getting cold. This means that you should be done when the temperature drops below 60ºF to avoid damage. This can keep the system running efficiently for years to come.
Don’t let your home temperature get way too hot to where it’s dangerous. Air conditioners can only reduce the indoor temperature 20 degrees or so within a reasonable time limit. So, if you house heats up to about 95, your air conditioning will only bring that temp down to about 80 degrees. This won’t be a safe and comfortable temperature for you to sleep in.
Selecting your HVAC system can be hard to do, and it may overwhelm you sometimes. However, you are now armed with the information you need to make it an easy choice. Spend some time re-reading this advice and make good use of it when you start making decisions about keeping your house comfortable.