It’s a great idea to consider scheduling an annual HVAC inspection to make sure that your system is kept in good shape. Not only will a regular inspection help you stay on top of important maintenance tasks, but it will help you spot potential problems while they are minor and easier to solve. If minor problems are left alone for too long they become serious issues that have to be taken care of. When you do decide to schedule an HVAC inspection it’s important to know what’s included and what parts of your systems are going to be examined.
Fans and other mechanical parts in your furnace wear out over time. To slow the wear process they should all remain lubricated during operation. A good inspector will lubricate parts during the inspection process or at the very least let you know which parts need to be lubricated so that you can complete the task.
Condensation Line Clearing
With many forced-air heating systems condensation collects in the unit and has to be evacuated out in order for it to keep functioning properly. The condensation can’t run out properly if the line is clogged up. Every inspection should take a good look at the line to make sure it isn’t clogged and it should be cleaned out during the process.
The fan or blower of your furnace is what gets air all around your home. Without a working blower the furnace would overheat and you wouldn’t actually benefit from it much at all. The fan should be assessed carefully to ensure that it’s in excellent condition. All the different mechanical parts should be examined and the bearings should be lubricated to keep them functioning properly and the fan spinning smoothly.
Check Electrical Connection
All the electrical connections should be snugged up and voltage readings should be taken to ensure that power is getting to the furnace and its components properly. Over time electrical connections can become corroded or loose and these issues should be dealt with or pointed out by the inspector.
Examine the Thermostat
The thermostat is what allows you to control your heater and what makes sure the furnace runs as often or as little as it needs to in order to keep your home at the proper temperature. Unfortunately thermostats go bad over time and when they do they can cost you a lot of money and cause your furnace to function improperly. During the inspection your thermostat should be assessed to ensure it’s functioning properly.
By the end of the HVAC inspection you should know about all the different components of your home heating system and whether or not any repairs or replacements need to be made. The inspector will let you know everything that you need to know about your unit and will tell you what you need to do to make sure it continues running properly. An inspection will help you feel better about the system, keep it in better shape and help you avoid major problems in the future.