Year-round comfort in your Missouri or Kansas home all comes down to the quality of your HVAC system. A well-maintained HVAC system means a perfectly temperature-controlled home without unreasonably high utility bills. And if you’re planning to sell your home in the next few years, the quality and age of an HVAC system can significantly affect your property value too!
You may be wary of spending money on something that might not even need servicing or replacing yet — but an HVAC inspection is an absolute necessity for homeowners who don’t want an unexpected, large bill for emergency repairs down the line. Inspections can even save you money in the long run as they help prevent any issues before they occur, increasing the lifetime of your HVAC.
What is an HVAC Inspection
An HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) inspection thoroughly reviews your home’s heating and cooling systems. The inspection is designed to ensure your system is running correctly and efficiently and to identify necessary repairs.
During an HVAC inspection, your HVAC technician may check:
- Air filters
- Grills, registers, and vents
- Subcooling and superheating
- Gas connections
- Safety equipment
- Airflow throughout the duct system
- Condenser, furnace, coils, and other electrical components
Your HVAC technician will also look for pest infestations or damage to your system. A thorough examination of all the elements in your HVAC system will allow your technician to catch any potential issues before they become severe and provide you with a full report on your system’s performance.
An HVAC inspection is essential for keeping stressful surprises to a minimum and knowing when your furnace or air conditioning systems are ready for repairs or replacement. This is why regular HVAC inspections are an essential part of homeownership!
When to Get an HVAC Inspection
To avoid your HVAC system failing when you need it most, we recommend scheduling annual HVAC inspections to keep your system running longer and to ensure the temperature of your home remains comfortable all year round.
Most homeowners don’t consider getting an inspection until the busier HVAC seasons of summer and winter, but the best time to do any work on your HVAC system is during the off-seasons of spring and fall. Not only will it be easier to get booked on a technician’s calendar, but you also won’t have to worry about going without your system during extreme temperatures in the event of any needed repairs or HVAC replacement.
Outside of these routine inspections, you should always have an expert take a look at the HVAC system of a home you are considering buying or preparing to sell. By having your HVAC system inspected by a professional technician, you’ll know exactly what repairs are needed to get the house in peak condition before moving in (or out).
If you recently purchased a home but didn’t have the HVAC system inspected, don’t wait! An inspection can give you vital information about the longevity and quality of your system, so you’re prepared for any future expenses involved in maintaining or updating it.
How to Prepare for an HVAC Inspection
Once you’ve scheduled your HVAC inspection, here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your technician’s arrival:
- Ensure your HVAC unit is easily accessible and cleared of clutter or debris.
- Collect any HVAC records you may have, such as previous maintenance reports or warranties.
- If you’ve noticed any issues with your heating or cooling, share them with your technician.
When It’s Time for an HVAC Replacement
Your HVAC technician may recommend an HVAC replacement following your inspection, but if you’ve been paying attention to your HVAC’s performance or age, this may be no surprise. Here are a few signs your HVAC is ready to be replaced:
- An unusually loud HVAC system
- Unusually high energy bills
- Your HVAC system is over 10 years old
- Your HVAC system has already undergone several repairs
- You find it difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, especially during colder or warmer weather
If you have noticed any of these issues with your heating and cooling, contact a Rolox technician today to schedule an inspection to determine if HVAC replacement is right for your home!
Due for an HVAC Inspection?
Don’t wait for an unexpected system failure or emergency to give your HVAC system the attention it needs! As the weather is heating up in the Grandview and Wichita areas, it’s even more critical than ever for you to have a functioning cooling system to keep you comfortable in your home on hot summer days.
If you’re afraid your technician will recommend an HVAC replacement, and it isn’t in the budget for you right now, don’t worry! We pride ourselves on honest and upfront service to all our customers, and will only recommend services we confidently believe will improve the comfort and quality of your home. We also provide budget-based financing options because we believe everyone deserves to live in a comfortable home they love!
Contact Rolox Home Service today to schedule your annual HVAC inspection!