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What to Expect on your HVAC Inspection

By October 24, 2017No Comments

What to Expect on your HVAC Inspection

Texas’ unusual weather patterns keep our HVAC systems running year round. So, an HVAC checkup is needed. Just as you schedule physicals with your doctor, you need to plan your HVAC checkup as well to make sure everything’s running smoothly throughout the year.

Can’t I just inspect the HVAC unit myself?

Most of the time, yes. You can make sure that there are no holes in any pipes and that filters are clean. However, unless you’re a licensed HVAC technician, you may overlook minor issues that could turn into major repairs.

Why have an annual inspection?

Having inspections done every year can prevent HVAC issues from cropping up. Having your unit checked can also improve the efficiency of your HVAC unit as a whole.

If your machine is over ten years old, we suggest you change your annual maintenance routine from once per year to an inspection in both the spring and in the fall as warranties do not cover improper maintenance.

Does the home inspector look at the HVAC unit too?

Although a home inspector does look at the HVAC unit, they have more areas to cover and will not spend an extended period on your unit.

An inspector will:

-Check filters
-Test safety controls
-Inspect condensate drain for blockages
-Inspect blower
-Inspect system installation
-Test electrical components for failures
-Check refrigerant and gas piping pressure
-Check thermostat settings
-Check and test heat pump and defrost cycle

Hiring a great inspector

You’re at the right place. Lowery Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning are here to provide you with services on the South Plains and Eastern New Mexico that are both professional and seamless.

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