What Happens During an HVAC Inspection
Regular HVAC inspections are designed to boost your heating and cooling system’s efficiency by identifying potential areas of trouble and resolving them. The best way to enjoy problem-free home comfort throughout the year is to schedule biannual HVAC service with your trusted heating and cooling company. During these inspections, your technician will not only ensure that your system is working efficiently, but also keep you up to date on the age, condition, and potential upgrades available for your heating and AC system.
Important Safety and Efficiency Checks
Your HVAC system incorporates several moving parts and electrical systems; if you have a gas-powered furnace or heater, this appliance also contains a combustion assembly as well. Over time, wear, dirt, and weather can affect the condition of these systems, posing a hazard if they are not checked regularly. During an HVAC inspection, your technician will check that all the parts of your HVAC system are clean and in good repair to eliminate any safety hazards; additionally, any built-in safety measures will also be checked to ensure they are working properly. Your HVAC technician will also take a thorough look at any vents or flues to make sure they are clean, undamaged, and vented properly to the outdoors. Because the condition of your HVAC system affects the quality of your indoor air, your technician will inspect your HVAC equipment and any associated ducts for dirt and dust buildup. If cleaning or repair is needed, your technician will alert you; in many cases, simple cleaning and maintenance can be performed immediately, but larger jobs, such as duct cleaning, may require additional appointments.
Assessment of Your Heating and Cooling Efficiency
The goal of HVAC inspections is not only to ensure home safety, but also to determine whether your furnace and air conditioner are meeting your current home comfort needs. Your HVAC system’s efficiency relies heavily on the condition, installation quality, and size of the appliances currently in your home. When your HVAC system is dirty or in poor repair, it must work harder to achieve home comfort, requiring more energy that leads to higher monthly totals on your utility bills. Similarly, a system that is not sized correctly or simply cannot meet your needs will consume excess energy and often leave you feeling less comfortable than you’d like. An HVAC inspection will identify areas where cleaning, repairs, or replacement could benefit your home in terms of overall heating and cooling efficiency. In many cases, cleaning, lubrication, and minor repairs are all that’s needed to keep your HVAC system operating at peak output; however, your technician will also note issues such as aging or improperly-sized appliances so you can consider alternative options, such as eventual system replacement.
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