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AC Inspection: What Do HVAC Technicians Look At?

As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, air conditioning maintenance is a vital part of ensuring that your air conditioner functions as efficiently as possible, for as long as possible. By scheduling maintenance at least once a year, you will help reduce the chance of being stuck with a malfunctioning system in the middle of summer when you need it the most.

During your maintenance appointment, your HVAC technician will clean your system, make recommendations for repairs, and—most importantly—conduct a full inspection of your air conditioner’s components. But what do HVAC technicians actually look at when conducting an air conditioner inspection? We’ve highlighted a few important parts of that checklist below.

Thermostat

Your thermostat serves as the brain of your HVAC system, telling it what temperature to cycle on and shut off and whether to heat or cool. Oftentimes when you have an AC issue, the thermostat is actually the problem. Your HVAC technician will check to make sure the thermostat is calibrated correctly and that it is accurately gauging the temperature in your home.

Air Handler/Blower

Your HVAC technician will look at a number of factors when checking your air handlers and the air conditioner’s blower. They’ll check for corrosion, damage, and any microbial growth, cleaning away what they can and making recommendations for repair if they do notice damage.

Refrigerant Lines

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that refrigerant is like gas in a car: that it’s supposed to run out on occasion and you just replace it. However, your AC is supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation to last its lifespan. So if you are low on refrigerant, it means that there is a leak that must be repaired, which our professionals will check on for you.

Call your air conditioning experts in Ogden, UT at Rentmeister Total Home Services today!

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