HVAC Inspections and How They Work
It is always recommended to use a certified and trusted HVAC technicians for any heating and air concerns and corrections. HVAC techs specialize in the quality of each home air system and its functionality. HVAC systems can be complicated without proper comprehension and a professionally trained tech.
An HVAC inspection can bring light to unknown or ongoing issues, as well as potential solutions. Without proper maintenance and knowledge the system can become costly. A certified HVAC tech is the perfect professional to ensure proper installation and replacements.
When to Have an HVAC Inspection
HVAC systems are recommended to be evaluated before winter and before spring/summer. This will save time and money if the system is working prior to the change in weather depending on the climate. Homes with over-due inspections begin to show signs of active malfunction, which leads to the demand of immediate action and high cost (no cold air/hot air, stuffy home or allergies, etc). It is recommended to have the HVAC check at least once a year to clean the ducts and check system performance, however seasonal checks are preferred.
During an HVAC inspection, a tech evaluates each system in the home including: air conditioners, heaters and vents. Potential solutions for optimal function are then provided before moving forward with repairs or replacements. HVAC techs provide price estimates for planned improvements based on proper evaluation of the system.
Proper performance of the HVAC systems will depend on how well it is running and its age. A certified HVAC tech can evaluate the units by running an air balance report. Similar to a car diagnostics test, the report will give a recommendation to repair or install a new unit in the home. The suggested repairs can include:
Condensation pan leveling, etc.
Air Quality Report
Improper maintenance of an HVAC system can lead to bad air quality. Bad air quality can spread dirt, dust and bacteria, etc.; it can also lead to high moisture in the air (or mold) and dry air (congestive discomfort). The cause of failed air quality diagnostic can vary from bad filters to damaged units. The best option is for a certified tech to run an air quality report to assess the systems functionality and make corrections to manage or repair any ongoing issues.
Replacing parts of an HVAC system can be determined by three things: upgrades, malfunctioning (damaged) A/C (or heating systems), and preventive home care. A certified HVAC tech can provide the proper direction for HVAC repair needs and recommendations. HVAC technicians can provide their professional expertise to ensure the quality of the HVAC system year-round.