It’s important to efficiently heat and cool your home. Therefore, you must have a great HVAC system in place. By maintaining your HVAC system, you can extend its life and avoid expensive repairs. The following advice will help you keep your HVAC in great shape.
If you are having issues with your HVAC, do a tour of your house before you call in help. Jot down the rooms that are hot and the ones that are cold. You can then relay this information to the technician so that they can more easily figure out what the problem is.
Be sure to clean external condenser units regularly. After a wind or rain storm things may pile up, causing problems with your system. It can get overheated, which will cause problems with the whole system.
Every spring you should clean the coils and fan blades on your condenser fan. Start by turning off the power to avoid having anything move when you work on it. Then, take off the grill and get the blades out. Clean everything with care.
During the fall, leaves can gather around your HVAC. Clean the fan grill often when leaves are falling. The fan needs to have an unobstructed path for air to enter the unit, and if it becomes blocked, you will end up with many headaches with the unit.
When selecting the spot to put the outdoor compressor for your unit, choose somewhere that gets plenty of shade. In this way, it will be cooling air that is already somewhat cooled. This saves energy.
Put outdoor units in the shade if you are installing them. As you get your air conditioner to suck in cool air it won’t have to do too much work to cool it which saves you some money.
Have the HVAC system serviced twice per year. Your system should be inspected in Spring and Fall. You should have it looked at even if no problems are occurring; there could still be a problem or potential problem.
Install a programmable thermostat to save energy costs. Such thermostats help you save around ten percent when it comes to energy costs. Take advantage of the convenience of the ability to control many programable thermostats from your favorite electronic device.
You should have your HVAC system inspected at least once, but preferably twice, per year. During the visit, the contractor will oil parts, inspect the motor and the freon levels. This will help your system run better.
Save energy use and money by turning off the air conditioner if there is nobody home. When you turn the air conditioner off, the house may heat up a little but only a certain amount. Obviously, if you leave your air conditioning set at a low temperature all day long even if you’re not home, you’ll be paying to maintain that low temperature.
Now you know how to maintain the HVAC in your home. Pay attention to keeping it maintained to make sure it won’t go bad. Use the suggestions given above so you don’t find one day that your home is either too cold or too hot.