HVAC Inspections & Maintenance
This weeks blog is about HVAC inspections and also yearly maintenance on the units. Most people in the Central Florida area usually have a heat pump or an air conditioner unit with auxiliary heating. The heat pumps are nicer do to they have a reversing valve and can go from heat to a/c when needed and are more energy efficient. The second type is you have a condensing unit outside and a furnace inside with an Evaporation coil and elements for your heat.
Which ever unit you have, there are simple factors when performing an inspection for the HVAC element. First on any outside unit, it has to be level. Secondly the coils should be cleaned probably every 2 years. This will make the unit run cooler and allow the freon to move at a cooler pace. When the coils are clogged, this creates high head pressure. Which from there the freon is restricted in moving between the coils. Secondly, the outside unit should be free of any debris near and around.
For the unit inside the home. This unit is mostly in the garage, attic, or maybe a closet, depending when the home was built and what part of Florida. Alot of newer homes along Port Richey for example are now in the garage mounted on the ceiling to save space. Either way, the unit should have an audible alarm in case the drip pan drain is clogged. The pan should always be directed to the exterior.
And lastly, you should want to change your filter no more then every 3 months. The filter is a source of allergen collections. Also a clean filter keeps the dust down from collecting in on the motor or swirl cage. Also, it is good to have the ducts vacuumed every so often. Dust can collect on the duct walls too. This process doesn’t matter if you live in Pasco, Hernando, or Pinellas Counties.
For more information about HVAC Inspections, feel free to check out my website: www.emeraldinspectionservice.com or feel free to call us anytime at 352-322-2700