It is frustrating to need work done to your HVAC system when the weather is at it’s peak. The more you know on this subject, the easier it will be to find an expert to help you. Read on for such knowledge.
Outdoor condenser units need to be cleaned regularly. The dirt could pile up and harm your system. If you do not, the unit may get too hot and cause additional problems.
If the condenser fan has oil parts, then you need to lubricate it at least once per year. The port usually has either a rubber or metal cap on top of it. Pick out a SAE 20 type of oil because it has no detergent, is lightweight, and you should put around 10 drops in the ports but make it to where they don’t get too full.
If you are a homeowner, or if you can get permission from your landlord, install double-paned windows in place of any single panes in your home. In warmer months, these windows will help to maintain the cooler inside temperature. Conversely, they keep warm air in during the winter.
Service your HVAC unit at least one time a year. When it’s checked out, the motor will be inspected, moving parts well oiled and the level of freon adjusted if necessary. This maintenance means that your system will operate optimally.
If you are going to be gone during the day or on vacation, turn the temperature up on your air conditioning unit. By raising the temperature from, for example 78 to 80, your house will be warmer, but only up to 80 before your AC kicks in. If you decide to set the temperature to 82 or 83 or so on, your AC won’t go on until it reaches that temperature. If you leave it on all day, it’s fighting the heat constantly, meaning it’s using a lot of electricity to do its job.
Never allow the temperature in your home to rise to a dangerously high level. An AC unit will reduce the internal temperature of your home approximately twenty degrees in a fair time. If your house’s interior temperature hits 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you would only be able to cool it down just above 80 degrees. Taking into consideration the humidity level, this may not even be adequate for the human body to recover from excessive heat while sleeping.
Always take the time to check out the reputation of any HVAC contractor before you consider hiring them. It can be helpful to check out the online reviews of previous customers and it is always wise to check their reputation as listed on a Better Business Bureau website. Investing the time to check out potential contractors can save you money and headaches.
You may find it difficult to hire an HVAC expert without a little bit of prior knowledge. The process isn’t bad when you are educated about it. Hopefully you are now prepared to tackle any issue that may come up with your HVAC system.