Everyone with a home HVAC unit is aware that proper maintenance is key. An HVAC unit operating at minimum efficiency is costing money all year round! The following tips will help you care for your HVAC and learn what to do if you eventually need to replace it.
Before choosing a HVAC company find out what the company offers. A contractor will not be able to give you an accurate price without accurate information about your system. If you don't have any idea, they will have trouble giving you any sort of quote. Know this stuff ahead of time.
To make sure your condenser fan works properly, keep the fan blades and the coils clean. Except when you do superficial cleaning, you need to always make sure the power is off on the unit. Remove leaves and debris from the outside condenser.
Clean the debris from outside units often. After a wind or rain storm things may pile up, causing problems with your system. If you do not, the unit may get too hot and cause additional problems.
Make certain that you clean your condenser when the weather begins to warm. Before you do anything, however, turn the power off. Then, remove the grill, then remove the blades and begin the cleaning process of the blades and the unit.
Keep your outdoor units free of debris when your cutting grass. Aim your grass cuttings in a direction away from your unit. This includes grass clippings and leaves.