Routine air conditioner inspections from a qualified HVAC technician are essential for the maintenance of your HVAC system. An inspection helps to ensure that your AC is operating at peak efficiency and can identify any potential issues that may arise in the future. If you’re due for an AC inspection, there are a few steps that you can expect your technician to take.
The thermostat is the control center for your air conditioner — if it’s not functioning properly, then the AC won’t be able to do its job, no matter how functional the rest of the system may be. During an inspection, a technician will check your thermostat to make sure it is properly calibrated and that it responds to adjustments accurately.
Air Filter Check
Your AC unit’s air filter will play a large role in how efficiently your system operates. During an inspection, the technician will check to make sure the air filter is clean and clear of any debris that could impede airflow. If the filter is too dirty, they will likely replace it during the same visit.
An inspection will also include an evaluation of the airflow throughout your AC system. The technician might use a specialized device to measure air pressure and movement in the ductwork or visually inspect for any blockages that could be impeding airflow.
Refrigerant Level Check
Refrigerant is a fluid that helps cool the air in your home or business, and it’s crucial for a functioning AC system. During an inspection, the technician will check to make sure the refrigerant levels are adequate. If the technician finds that the levels are low, they may add more refrigerant or look for a potential leak in the system.
Electrical Component Evaluation
Ensuring that your AC system’s electrical components are working properly not only prevents potential shutdowns but also helps to improve safety. The technician will check wires, capacitors, contactors, and other electrical components for any signs of damage or malfunction.
Condensate Drain Check
The condensate drain helps to remove moisture from the air and keep your home or business comfortable, but it can easily become clogged or blocked. Your AC technician will check the condensate drain to make sure it’s free of blockages and debris. If it is blocked, they may use special tools to clear the line.
The valves in your AC system are responsible for regulating the flow of refrigerant and coolant. A technician will visually inspect your valves to make sure that there are no signs of corrosion or damage.
Outdoor Unit Inspection
Your outdoor unit is the large box that houses many of your AC system’s components. Debris can accumulate on the unit, so it is important to have it inspected regularly. The technician will check the unit for this debris and clear it away if necessary.
The technician will also inspect the interior and exterior vents for any blockages or damage. They may use specialized equipment to check for restricted airflow, which can help identify any potential blockages.
The bearings in your air conditioner allow important components to move freely. During an AC inspection, the technician will check for any signs of wear and tear or damaged bearings. If any are found, they may need to be replaced.
Capacitors store and release electrical energy, which is essential for your AC system to function properly. The technician will check the capacitor for signs of damage or wearing and may replace it if necessary.
Condenser Coil Inspection
Your AC system’s condenser coil is responsible for removing heat from the air, which is necessary for cooling. The AC technician will check the coil for any signs of corrosion or dirt buildup, which can reduce the effectiveness of your system.
The compressor helps to keep the refrigerant flowing throughout your air conditioning system. Your technician will inspect the compressor for any signs of damage, such as leaking refrigerant or loose connections.
These are just a few of the important tasks that your AC technician will complete during an inspection, and the exact tasks may vary depending on the type of system you have. When you call on My Guy Heating and Air, LLC to inspect your AC system, you can rest assured that your system will receive a thorough, professional inspection every time.
Serving Firestone, Mead, and the surrounding Northern Colorado areas, our trusted heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality professionals can help keep your AC system in peak condition. Contact us today to book an inspection or learn more about our services!