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What Does an HVAC Technician Inspect During a Heat Inspection?

Chris Helms - Thursday, October 09, 2014

HVAC Heat Inspection

The HVAC technician heat inspection checklist you’ve been waiting for.

Fall is in the air, the temperature is a little cooler, the sun is a little lower in the sky, and you might be starting to think about how your HVAC is doing after a long, hot summer. Well, no need to wonder: with Helms Heating and Air Conditioning, it’s easy to find out. It’s the perfect time of year for a heat inspection.

Here’s the lowdown on what your HVAC technician will do:

What’s the Point?

The point of a heat inspection is to identify any potential problems before they become big problems. An HVAC technician’s job during a heat inspection is to ensure your heating system is running smoothly before you need it. Sure beats an emergency service call in the middle of the night.

What Do They Do?

A good HVAC technician will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your heating and cooling system. Not only do they check for potential issues and needed repairs, but they’ll also check how well your HVAC system is functioning, including an air quality test.

What Gets Checked?

Your HVAC technician has a checklist for heat inspections. Some of the items from that list include:

• Thermostat testing and calibration
• Air filter check
• Inspect and test blower
• Test airflow
• Evaluate electrical connections
• Ensure system is operating properly
• Assess the condition of the HVAC unit
• Test the safety controls
• Check the heat exchanger
• Check venting

These are just some of the basic analyses an HVAC technician will perform during a heat inspection.

Feel like your system could use a little checkup? It’s probably time for a little TLC. Contact Helms Heating and Air Conditioning, and to schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC technicians for your heat inspection.