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What to Know Before an HVAC Inspection

Why You Should Get an HVAC Inspection

When the weather is cool a broken air conditioning unit may not seem like a big deal, but once the sweltering temperatures that accompany Virginia’s spring and summer seasons are upon us that broken air conditioner is a huge problem. A broken HVAC system is typically the result of improper maintenance which is why having regularly scheduled HVAC inspections are extremely important. 

Homeowners that pay for annual HVAC inspections are rarely surprised with a huge repair bill or air conditioning failure because their system is being regularly looked over with routine maintenance.

This inspection is a thorough review and assessment of each component that makes up your cooling system. During the inspection or skilled technicians will check the condition of your HVAC appliances, the electrical components for any failures, and they will also test the airflow throughout your home.

An annual HVAC inspection works to actively reduce your need for repairs while also improving the energy efficiency and air quality within your home. As a homeowner, you can rest easy knowing that your air conditioning unit is doing exactly what it is supposed to.

Many homeowners tend to wait until the last minute when it comes to appliance repair which could result in some very unpleasant news when you do finally schedule your HVAC inspection.

Why You Can't Do It On Your Own

You may be thinking that when it comes to keeping your air conditioning unit running smoothly that you can take care of locating the problem. However, unless you are a licensed HVAC technician the chances are that you will not have the knowledge to perform an inspection that thorough enough to determine whether there is a problem or not.

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It is easy to brush advice about your HVAC inspection when it is coming from an HVAC company, but our team at Express Tech Air always has your best interests in mind. And the truth is most HVAC manufactures have designed their products with the need for annual maintenance. Parts of your HVAC system will start wearing out and dust and particles can cause blockages as well as energy inefficiency without regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance.

If your HVAC system is over 10 years old you may want to consider having spring and fall inspections. Once your system hits this age total replacement is often recommended over costly repairs. A regular HVAC inspection is also recommended because most system warranties do not cover damage that is caused by improper maintenance.

What Is Included In An HVAC Inspection?

The main purpose of an HVAC inspection is to provide you with everything that you need to know about your system and the related appliances. All of our inspectors are licensed HVAC technicians that have tons of knowledge and experience in all things HVAC related. Some of the things that your HVAC inspector will pay close attention to include:

This HVAC inspection will also help to determine whether or not new additions to your home and your basement are also sufficiently being cooled and heated.

Each one of these components is critical to keeping your HVAC system and home healthy. Your inspector should make note of excessive rust and any signs of neglect that could affect the productivity of your unit. At the end of the inspection, the technician should discuss his or her findings with you as well as provide a complete report that includes photos of the components along with detailed explanations.

Now What

At Express Tech Air we know that regular maintenance is important to the longevity of your HVAC system and this maintenance includes regularly scheduled HVAC inspections. Give our team a call for more information about how we can help you keep your system in the best shape with our specialized services.

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