When you think of air conditioning maintenance, I’m sure dollar signs begin to pop up in your mind. Whether your air conditioning unit needs to be repaired or replaced, regular air conditioning system maintenance is key to saving money in the long run. Whether you have a residential AC unit or a business HVAC system, have you ever wondered what goes into the inspection of your HVAC unit? Well, here are just a few things that the experts are able to see when they come and give your AC a quick check up.
1) Filter System
The filter system is essential to your HVAC functionality. If the filters are blocked by any debris or dirtier than the ground outside, you are definitely experiencing issues that can turn into a full replacement for your system sooner than you expected. The filters are the first line of defense your system has to get clean and cool air to you and your family. You can even check the filters before any inspections by professionals to keep your system clear to run smoothly.
2) Thermostat Gauge
Your thermostat is the control board for changing the temperatures in your home. If your thermostat is not working properly and your system is not communicating with it, your HVAC professional will be able to check and see where the problem lies and repair what is needed. Dusting around your home can actually help your thermostat system stay clear of debris that can cause mechanical issues if they get into the hardware.
Ductwork is definitely something best left to be inspected by the professionals. However, you can be on the lookout for any potential issues that could be causing other problems. Things like the duct work that is visible in your attic or basement could have things that are telling of duct issues, like:
- Loose areas around the seams
- Areas of collapsed flex ducts
- Indentations in the metal parts
- Duct tape peeling off
- Leakage around the dirty areas of the duct
4) HVAC Registers and Air Grills
Air registers and grills are inspected to remove any debris, hair, dust, or other blockage from preventing air flow. During the inspection, your professional will open and shut the HVAC registers to ensure they are working properly and check the layout of your home to let you know if any furniture or areas in your home are blocking vents from distributing air properly.
5) AC Compressors
Your outdoor system will also be inspected to remove any greenery or other obstruction is not clogging the area. This is also important to keep the area free of damage and installed properly. Because the outdoor terrain could be less than ideally leveled, your trusted expert will be able to tell you if the AC unit is on level ground, which will help to increase efficiency and give you ways to make ground level if moving it is not an option. They will inspect the fan blades and panels around the unit as well to look for any signs of damage or future issues and repair any areas that need to be taken care of immediately.
So, those are just a few areas of an air conditioning inspection. And, when performed by a professional HVAC technician, it can help you to identify areas that need repairs, or just to keep your unit running more effective and efficiently.
Add to the life of your HVAC system with a preventative maintenance plan. By having the coils cleaned and filtered changed regularly you can add years to the life of your system. Call A Superior Air Conditioning to have one of our professionals perform a complete HVAC inspection!