The comfort of a home has a lot to do with whether or not it is being heated or cooled properly. That means your HVAC has to be in tip top shape. Miserable living conditions and expensive repairs are sure to result if you fail to maintain it properly. Below are many helpful tips that show you how to keep your HVAC humming along in proper working order.
Always make sure you are up-to-date about your HVAC unit. Write down what brand your system is along with the model number and, if they’re available, maintenance records. This will help make sure that the contractor you hire has all the necessary information.
If your HVAC system us giving you issues, take a look around the house prior to calling a contractor. Make a list of the temperatures in each room and whether they are hot or cold. Figuring this out will the contractor to diagnose the issues and quickly get to work on fixing it.
Clean the condenser coils and fan at the beginning of the year to help the unit run efficiently. Before you clean the surface, be sure to turn off the power. If you see debris, get rid of it.
You should clean your condenser fan’s blades and coils every spring. First, turn off the power so that nothing will move as you are working on it. Remove the grill and the blades, and then you can give them all a gentle clean.
It is a good idea to replace single-paned windows with ones that have double panes. 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. This same effect also keeps warm air in during the winter months.
Putting in a programmable thermostat is a smart way to cut back on air-conditioning costs. If you adjust it to keep the house a little warmer or a little cooler during the time you are sleeping, you may see your energy bill go down by as much as ten percent. Plus, some models allow you to control them over the internet or from a smartphone.
Now you have a better idea of what must be done. Avoid letting it fail by regularly maintaining the system. Use these tips to keep your HVAC system from failing when it should be running smoothly. It’s not really a tough job at all!Continue Reading...