8 Tasks Your HVAC Technician Should Be Performing

  1. Cleaning or replacing the air filter – Doing this keeps dust and other allergens from spreading around your home.
  2. Cleaning and inspecting the blower motor – The blower disperses the chilled air over the evaporator coil in your HVAC system. A dirty blower motor can cause the motor to overheat.
  3. Testing the safety controls on the HVAC system – This task ensures all components of the system are working 100% as intended and most efficiently.
  4. Inspecting the burner on the furnace – The burner creates the heat making it essential for this part to work properly.
  5. Testing pressure switches – Pressure switches make sure the HVAC system is working properly.
  6. Inspecting ductwork and sealing any leaks – Leaks could result in loss of efficiency or extra dust being dispersed around the house and should be repaired.A/c tech charging air conditioning units temperatures have set records this summer
  7. Systems check – The technician can reach into places in the HVAC system the average homeowner should not.
  8. Preventative steps – Recommend DIY tips to keep things in good working order until the next visit.
    • Tips for A/C Unit: (Make sure power is turned off completely before working on the machine!)Remove debris.
      • Use a garden hose to gently clean the fins (do not use a power or pressure washer).
      • Remove any plants or debris that may have built up around the unit – this also assists in better air flow.
      • Keep the unit level to increase the life of the compressor.

Remember, it is important to have your HVAC units inspected by a professional at least once a year to keep everything in good working order.