It is easy to take your HVAC system for granted, but you need to remember that this is a huge system which needs to be inspected and maintained regularly. Otherwise, the system may stop working one day when you need it the most.
If you are purchasing a home with a HVAC system or you haven’t cared for your current HVAC system in a long time, then you need to have a professional HVAC inspection done. Do not attempt to do the inspection yourself, unless you are a licensed technician. Only a trained professional like this will know which problems to look for in the system. Once the problems have been identified, they can be cleaned, fixed, removed, replaced, or whatever else is necessary to resolve the issue.
Below are the top 3 reasons why you should have your HVAC system inspected:
1) Increases Longevity
Things like heat pumps, central air conditioners and furnaces will wear out quickly if they’re not maintained. When an inspection is performed on all the components of your HVAC system, the professional will ensure that everything is operating normally and safely. Any existing problems are resolved before they turn into bigger problems that reduce the system’s lifespan. Homeowners who regularly get inspections done can get 10 to 20 years of life out of their HVAC system for sure.
2) Energy Efficiency
The air ducts are what deliver heated or cooled air to the rooms of your home. If there is a leak anywhere in the duct system, this will have an impact on the HVAC system’s ability to change the temperature of your rooms. This will require more energy and power to be generated to keep up with the demands of the thermostat. An inspection is the only way to discover these types of leaks so that they can be fixed and then you can go back to having an energy efficient system.
3) Mould Removal
When a HVAC system has not been maintained for quite some time, there is usually bacteria and mould growths within it. Not only will mould exist within the air ducts, but it will also exist on the air conditioning coil as well. This has a huge impact on the quality of the air in the home. It could even lead to respiratory health issues for anyone who breathes in the air long enough. An inspection of the system will discover any mould that exists and then, you can have the mould removed immediately.