When you are buying a new house or you are ready to move out you usually have your home inspected. You want to make sure that all the systems are working right and that the foundation of the house is not being compromised. The great thing with this inspection is that you can catch problems that might be happening or should be repaired. The same thing can happen with your air conditioning system. Whether you are in a new house or an old house you can have an inspection done on your AC system and it is highly recommended. You don’t want to wait until you move to have it done but to have it done regularly. The cost to do an inspection pays for itself when you catch an issue much sooner. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning outlines what goes into a good air conditioner inspection.
Measure Air Flow Rate
One of the most important things you want to have checked is the flow of the air in the system. The air should be coming out of the each of the vents in your house. There should be at least one vent per room and they each need to be checked. The air flow plays a big part in the cooling and the heating of your house. The air flow can be checked by a technician that can look at each vent and get a reading on the air pressure that is coming out. If they notice that one or several of the vents are not pushing the right amount of air out then they can look for the cause and make the repairs. This is best to happen before you are stuck in a heat wave or a freeze. You want to make sure that you are using a professional technician so that they can not only recognize the problem but make the repair.
Inspect Outside AC Condenser Unit
The technician will also check the unit that is placed outside your house. The part of the unit that is placed outdoors can come up against some of the harshest elements. It has to withstand heat, cold, rain, wind and debris. These are all things that can take a toll on the unit and start to cause trouble and damage. You want to make sure that this area is inspected and if there are any signs of wear and tear or damage it is repaired. The inspection is a great way to see that there are some problems that need attention.
Check for Excessive Dirt Coming Out of Vents
Another problem that can start to happen when you are using your air conditioning unit is that dirt and debris can start to build up. The dirt and dust can come from the air that is in your house that comes in with you from the outdoors. The buildup can start to cause trouble for the air to be able to flow as well as being good quality air as well. You want to make sure that if there is excess dust or buildup you have it taken care of right away.