If you need to contact an engineer to repair the system he will need to know the type of air conditioner installed. Make a note of the brand name and model number so that you can relay the information to the contractor. Keep the maintenance records to hand to show to the engineer. The contractor will find this information very useful.
If you call someone to repair the HVAC system you should have some idea about the problem. If you can give the engineer some idea of the problem, he will be able to provide a quote. If the engineer has no information to go on, it makes his job much more difficult.
Clean the condenser fan blades and coils before the summer months. Always turn off the power to the unit before attempting to carry out any work. It is important to keep the area surrounding the unit clean and tidy, so remove debris and leaves which have accumulated around the external condenser.
The outdoor condenser should be positioned in a shady spot. Place the unit in the sun and it will have to work harder to produce cool air. Ensure your take care of the compressor, look at any ac unit compressor price list and note that a new one will cost upwards of $1500.
Have your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system checked over twice yearly. Autumn and spring are considered the ideal times to service the machinery. The system may not have problems; however, a good maintenance routine avoids costly future breakdowns.
Remember to turn the outdoor condenser unit off when the outside temperature falls. AC units are easily damaged if not looked after. Maintain the unit to save on repair bills and increase efficiency.