Preventive HVAC Maintenance
By Lora Davis
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems will usually require preventive maintenance in order to keep the systems working properly. Skilled technicians are the ones that do the preventive HVAC maintenance on the larger units that are used in office buildings, hospitals, factories, and schools. For simple repair jobs and maintenance on home air conditioning or heating units can usually be performed by technicians that have little experience or knowledge with HVAC systems.
There are some large buildings like hospitals and manufacturing plants that keep a skilled HVAC technician as a full-or part time employee to make emergency repairs and to do preventive HVAC maintenance. Most skilled technicians have a detailed knowledge of every aspect of the HVAC system. This includes the interior of mechanical engines and the function and structure of air vents. They can consult the system’s blueprints and operation manuals to help with maintenance jobs.
In preventive HVAC maintenance the first step will usually involve cleaning the exterior and interior of the unit thoroughly. The performance of the system will be improved significantly when the debris and dirt is removed from the vents, fans, and other parts. It will also help to prevent pieces from becoming clogged. The technician will also check the different internal parts of the electrical system and engine for wear.
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The technician will test the system to make sure that it is running smoothly and quietly. Some HVAC systems. Will need to be checked every few weeks or months to make sure that everything is ok, if it is a system that is not regularly used or is a new system. May only need preventive HVAC maintenance one or two times a year.
If the heating and cooling in your home is uneven and hard to regulate, cheap, but imperfect duct and register booster fans may help. If your house has notoriously cold spots during winter, or uncomfortably warm rooms in summer. Even when your HVAC is working fine the culprit may be your ductwork. Twists and turns in ducts, along with long spans of ductwork, conspire to restrict air flow. While some parts of your house seem cozy. Cthers may suffer from a lack of heated or cooled air from your HVAC system.
If you have a HVAC system installed in your home they may have a technician perform any detailed maintenance jobs. But for simple preventative HVAC maintenance a homeowner can do the tasks themselves using basic tools. The system’s operation manual will usually have detailed instructions on how to maintain the system.