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What to Expect During an HVAC Inspection

An HVAC inspection is like a physical for your HVAC system. Sort of. An inspection is designed to identify current problems and help prevent more serious issues in the future. Scheduling a spring HAC inspection is a great way to reduce the risk of a broken AC in the middle of a summer heatwave. 

If you’ve never scheduled a professional HVAC inspection, here are a few things you can expect every Tucker Hill technician to do during the service call.

Safety checks

The HVAC system includes moving parts and electrical components. Gas-powered furnaces or heaters also have a combustion assembly. Wear and tear can affect a system’s ability to function smoothly and efficiently.

An HVAC inspection will involve checking the key parts of the HVAC system, removing dirt and debris, and replacing worn out parts. The technician will also check built-in safety measures to ensure they are working properly.

The vents and flues will also be inspected, cleaned, and repaired, if necessary.

The quality of indoor air is closely tied to the cleanliness of air ducts. Older homes may need their ductwork cleaned to remove dirt and dust buildup. This will also help improve the system’s overall efficiency. Duct cleaning usually requires a separate visit.

Efficiency assessment

An HVAC system that is dirty or functioning with worn-out parts has to work harder to reach the temperature set on the thermostat. This means higher energy consumption and decreased efficiency.

During an HVAC inspection, a Tucker Hill technician will identify areas or parts that are having a negative impact on overall efficiency and make recommendations for cleaning, maintenance, or replacement. In many cases, an HVAC system simply needs cleaning and lubrication of moving parts. In other instances, the technician may recommend replacing or upgrading certain parts.

Maintenance

To improve the overall functionality of the HVAC system, the technician will:

  • Check coolant and pressure levels
  • Calibrate the thermostat
  • Inspect and tighten components of the electrical system
  • Clean and inspect the condenser, outdoor disconnect, fan motor, and blades
  • Lubricate moving parts
  • Perform additional safety and efficiency checks

Homeowners are encouraged to reach out to Tucker Hill to schedule an HVAC inspection.

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