It’s been a hard winter, but warm weather is sure to arrive soon, and with it, the need for air conditioning. Unfortunately, as chilly as it has been in the Neptune City area, you may find yourself switching from the furnace to the A/C, with little break in between.
Continuous use of your HVAC system isn’t bad for it — it’s designed to stand up to a workout. However, no equipment will go forever without some TLC. In the case of your heating and cooling equipment, that translates to a bi-annual HVAC inspection.
Why You Need an HVAC Inspection
Most of us use our cooling systems heavily in the summer, and our heating systems heavily in the winter. Between those seasons, in spring and fall, we might actually get a respite for a few weeks when we can open windows and enjoy the breeze. That’s a great time to schedule a checkup of your HVAC system.
With heavy use, parts are more likely to wear out. If you schedule an inspection, a trained HVAC tech can spot wear and tear and replace parts before they cause major breakdowns.
Keeping your system well maintained also helps it run more efficiently by promoting good airflow. When the air flows properly, the system does not have to struggle to reach temperature set points. That means you also are saving money on your utility bill.
HVAC Inspection Tasks
Certain tasks should be performed regularly to ensure your HVAC system is in good shape for the season ahead. Some of the tasks for both systems:
- Test controls and thermostat.
- Tighten electrical wiring and connections.
- Inspect condensate drain, cleaning if necessary.
- Check ductwork for holes or disconnected segments.
- Change air filter.
- Check, clean coils.
- Check refrigerant level, fixing leaks and adding refrigerant if needed.
- Clean, adjust blower components.
- Check, clean burners.
- Check gas pressure.
- Check gas or oil connections.
- Check heat exchanger.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).