What to Expect from a Heating Inspection

hvac technician performing a heating inspection in brooklyn ny

When the weather is mild and you only need an open window or a fan to maintain a comfortable temperature, you may not think about your home’s heating and air system.

However, the spring and fall are exactly the times of year when you should schedule an inspection for your heating system.

An inspection will let you know exactly what shape your system is in and what heating repairs may be needed once the unit is running frequently during the winter months. It can be the difference between your heating system running smoothly on the coldest day of the year or breaking down, leaving your family cold and scrambling for space heaters and blankets.

Maintenance Contracts

Most HVAC contractors offer homeowners maintenance contracts that include heating inspections or check-ups as part of the service. However, you can always order an inspection without a contract. These can run from $100 to as much as $400, depending upon the type of inspection, but can save you thousands if a problem is detected and fixed early. Regular maintenance by a licensed professional will not void your system’s warranty, either. In fact, most HVAC manufacturers recommend yearly maintenance to keep their product in good shape.

What is Checked?

Each HVAC contractor has a checklist of things they usually go through and some go deeper than others, but in general, most technicians perform the following tasks during a furnace or boiler checkup:

  • Voltage test to check the electrical components for failure
  • Test for safety controls
  • Inspect the condensate drain for blockages
  • Lubricate moving parts
  • Check the refrigerant and the refrigerant pressure
  • Check of the overall quality of the heating unit and the quality of the installation
  • Check the airflow through the home
  • Test the heat pump
  • Test the gas piping and pressure
  • Check the filter

Hiring the Right Inspector

If you’re reading this blog and researching how inspections are done, chances are you are headed in the right direction. You should always hire a licensed heating contractor and check with your neighbors, friends and the online community for companies with good reputations.

The most important thing to remember is that an inspection is the ounce of prevention that is worth the pound of cure!

Brooklyn Heating Experts Are Just a Phone Call Away!

At Petri Plumbing & Heating, we can help you with a Brooklyn heating inspection or any other heating issue you need help with. Give us a call today and we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you have or schedule a service for you!

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