Making sure the heating, air conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) system in a home is working well is a task every homeowner should consider doing on a yearly basis. By making sure the unit is properly serviced and maintained by an HVAC Repair professional, a homeowner can help prolong the life of the unit and ensure it is running as efficiently as possible.
One of the main things a technician will need to do when inspecting the HVAC systems is to evaluate the amount of dirt in and around the unit. While most systems attract a good amount of dirt, it can hinder the unit’s effectiveness and efficiency. Because of this, it is often necessary to have the unit cleaned at least once a year. Keeping the system clean will help to decrease the amount of power the system needs to push the air through the various components. This can help prolong the life of the system and cut down on the amount of energy it needs to operate.
An inspection will also include checking the air filter of the system. The air filter is used to screen out as much dirt as possible before it goes through the ventilation system. If the filter is clogged with dirt, it will not be able to allow air to pass through easily. This can cause it to use more energy. Replacing the air filter is generally easy to do and can be done several times a year to help make sure the unit is running its best.
An HVAC Repair technician will also inspect the motor to make sure it is not showing signs of damage. If wires are damaged or the motor shows any signs of burns, it may need to be replaced. The fan and fan belt will also be checked.
The thermostat for the unit should also be inspected to ensure it is correctly recording the temperature. If the temperature reading on the thermostat does not match the temperature read from a different source, the technician will generally need to calibrate the thermostat so it is correctly reading the home’s temperature.
Keeping the HVAC system in good condition is important to the homeowner and those who live in the home. For more information, please contact Palm Harbor Heating & Air Conditioning.