When you hear anything about HVAC, it may sound really complicated to you. There is complicated work going on inside of any HVAC system. That is why serious repairs require trained professionals. That said, there is a wealth of information that will help you to understand all about the subject.
Make sure that you regularly clean debris that might build up on external condenser units. Debris can pile up after a storm, bringing potential damage with it. Also, you are risking your system overheating.
Avoid showering your outdoor unit with grass clippings when you mow the lawn. Shoot grass the other way. Do the same when blowing snow or leaves.
Boost energy efficiency by putting your condenser unit in the shade. This will ensure cool air is sucked in, meaning less cooling must be done by the unit.
Make sure you have your HVAC system checked at least twice a year. The normally recommended time for HVAC system inspections is once before the peak cooling season when it gets hot and you’ll be using your AC, and once before the peak heating season, during the cold months when you’re likely to be using your heat. Even if you can’t see anything wrong, checking it may help you locate and repair some possible issues.
When the weather cools down, turn your outdoor condenser off. If the outside temp is under 60 degrees, turn the unit off to prevent damage. You’ll pay less for repairs which you follow this tip.
To keep your system running smoothly have your system serviced once a year. The service will include motor inspection, oiling of moving parts, and a freon level check. All of these little jobs will add up to big savings in energy use, with the improved efficiency.
Avoid allowing your home to ever get exceedingly hot. An air conditioning unit is really only able to reduce the temperature by twenty degrees in a short time span. If you have your home at above 100 degrees then you can only get it to about 80 or above. Depending on how humid it is, this isn’t really that safe for a person to sleep in when it’s really hot.
We hope this article has helped you familiarize yourself with the HVAC unit. It can be difficult to learn this sort of thing without motivation, but if you want to learn, you can. The various issues will make more sense to you and you will find yourself pleased that you invested the time to learn.