How to Conduct a Heating and Cooling Inspection

The HVAC market is expected to grow in the next ten years to $35 billion. Why? Comfort in your house is more vital than ever. An HVAC inspection is a wonderful place to start. If your HVAC system hasn't been serviced in a while, or you're buying a new home, read on to learn how to conduct a heating and cooling inspection. Here is what you need to do during the HVAC inspection.

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First, check all of the functions, starting with the thermostat, to ensure proper operation. Verify that the heating and cooling systems shut off when the temperature reaches its destination. The circuit breakers that power the heater and air conditioner should be shut off. Until the conclusion of the HVAC check, leave both units off. Ensure that no electrical connections are loose and keep an ear out for any noises or squeaks when manually checking moving parts. Locate the condensate drain and look for obstructions. To prevent rust from developing on interior components, condensation that accumulates during HVAC operation must be properly drained. All air filters connected to the home's cold air returns should be taken off and cleaned. If your home uses gas, smell for gas leaks close to all gas fittings. Look for any buildup of debris or dust on the air-conditioning coils. Coil vacuuming will increase cooling effectiveness. After your inspection is over, be sure to turn the circuit breakers back on.