When the topic of HVAC comes up, it can seem extremely complicated. Ignorance can be scary. But, there is lots of information you can access to help you learn more.
Before you hire an HVAC contractor, have some sort of idea of the work that needs to be done. They won’t be able to offer you a quote if they haven’t seen your system. It will be way more hard if you can’t figure out what they need to do. You need to know this before you begin.
Clean any debris that accumulates on an external condenser unit. Things pile up after storms and damage your system. Left unchecked, your unit is more likely to break down.
Clean your condenser’s fan blades and coil in the spring. Make sure to turn off the fan’s power first to be safe. Secondly, pop the grill off, take the blades off and clean them as well as the actual unit.
If trees are losing leaves around your home, this can impact your HVAC unit. During this time of year, check and clear off the fan grill on your unit on a regular basis. The fan must not have anything in the way so that air can flow into it, and if it is clogged, you’ll have a lot of headaches eventually.
You need to lubricate parts of your fan condenser. The port usually has either a rubber or metal cap on top of it. Buy an SAE 20 product that is lightweight, and then put no more than ten drops into the ports.
It’s a good idea to put your outdoor compressor in a shady area. If the unit is taking in cooler air, the efficiency will be boosted since it will not need to work as hard.
To save money and be more comfortable in your home, install double-paned windows instead of single pane. Windows that are double pane keep the cool air in and can greatly reduce the amount of time your air conditioner will need to run. As with other steps you take to improve your ability to keep your air conditioned air or heated air inside your home, double-paned windows can help you save on energy costs.
One way to save some money with A/C is by having a programmable thermostat installed. These convenient thermostats may shave ten percent or more off of your bills, because they significantly cut energy use when you’re not around. This will save you a lot of money during the year.
If there isn’t anyone at home, then there’s no need for the AC unit to be running and wasting electricity. You don’t need to keep the house cool if you aren’t there. The longer the unit stays on, the more it ends up costing you in energy bills.
Familiarizing yourself with HVAC topics should have happened easily, all thanks to reading this piece. Take all that you’ve just read into account when working on any system. You will make things much easier on yourself after learning more about it!