A well-maintained HVAC system is an important part of your home and your comfort. Yet, when a problem occurs, it can cost a lot of cash to fix. What most homeowners forget is that simple maintenance can prevent these expensive problems from ever occurring. This article will provide you with helpful tips to keep your HVAC system operating well, thus avoiding expensive repairs.

Before you call someone to help you fix your system, be sure to know what sort of system you have in place. Know the model and brand and find it’s maintenance history, if possible. This will help make sure that the contractor you hire has all the necessary information.


TIP! Before calling anyone to repair your system, know what system you have. Look for the model and brand number.


Think about what improvements you want made before picking an HVAC contractor. They won’t be able to offer you a quote if they haven’t seen your system. If you are unable to explain the work that needs to be taken care of, the conversation will be even less fruitful — take note of the proper information ahead of time.

Keep Grass Clippings Out of Your Unit

Avoid showering your outdoor unit with grass clippings when you mow the lawn. Aim the grass clippings in the other direction. Do the same when blowing snow or leaves.


TIP! Before an HVAC expert comes to your home to do any repair work, walk around the home and check out the temps in every room. Figure out which rooms are too cool or warm.


When the trees are losing their leaves, your HVAC unit can suffer. At least twice a week, you need to clean the grill of your fan. A blocked unit can quickly become a broken unit.

If you have a fan condenser with oil ports, it needs to be lubricated every year. You will see rubber or metal caps covering the ports. Your oil should be an SAE 20. This particular oil is very lightweight and it only requires about 10 drops per port.

As we mentioned before, your HVAC system is something that really is important, and you have to be sure you keep it working well. We’re sure you can save money by using the advice above. If you need to schedule maintenance for your heating or cooling systems, don’t hesitate to give us a call — we provide service throughout Odenton, Laurel, Severna Park and the surrounding area.