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Summer Inspection Tips For Your Home's HVAC System

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At the end of the spring season, it may be a good idea to do some home maintenance work. This includes having your HVAC system inspected to ensure that it is currently operating correctly. The inspection performed should cover checking over items such as the thermostat, HVAC parts, the condensation drain and blower components. The information below provides some tips about the type of inspection and maintenance check needed for your HVAC system.

Thermostat And Operating Controls Check

The furnace system thermostat and controls should be checked to ensure the starting cycle is in working order. If you are having issues starting your HVAC system, it is possible something is wrong with the powering unit. This could be due to a faulty fuse or a tripped circuit breaker located within your electrical panel or a blown thermostat. It is also possible that the fuses or switches located inside the HVAC system are not working properly. For this reason, they should be checked to ensure that the switches are still connected to the operating panel and the fuses have not blown. 

HVAC Parts Check

The electrical connections to the air conditioning system should be checked to ensure there are no loose connectors or wires that have started to fray. If your HVAC unit does not have sealed bearings, then you will need to ensure that there is adequate lubrication to avoid faulty electrical connections. The fan, belt and motor of the HVAC are the main components that should be lubricated to reduce friction during use.  

Condensation Drain Check

When the condensation drain is not working properly it can affect your home's humidity levels due to excess moisture. In order to keep the condensation drain operating properly, it should be checked  and cleaned of any debris. This is necessary to prevent water damage caused by water overflowing from a clogged condensation drain.

Evaporator And Coils Check

The coils should be checked and cleaned of lint because it affects the system's ability to cool your home off in a timely fashion. Unclean coils mean that the system has to operate longer because the dirt is blocking the air from flowing into your home at its regular rate. The increase in usage of your air conditioning system may also lead to extremely high energy bills.

If you are unsure how to conduct your own maintenance inspection, consider consulting a heating and air conditioning repair contractor to have them inspect your HVAC system.