The full form of HVAC is Heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The aim of this is to maintain the air quality indoor and thermal comfort. This design is based on three principles which are mechanical engineering sub-discipline
- Fluid Mechanics
- Heat Transfer
There are times when “R” is attached to HVAC (HVACR OR HVAC&R) which means Refrigeration or sometimes “V” is removed (HACR). HVAC is very integral to any office space or housing complex as it maintains the health of the building with respect to issues like humidity and temperature and even the impact of the temperature outside.
This implicates the importance of this system hence you must seek a professional help to take care of this. But what all happens in an HVAC maintenance, let’s find out.
Filters of your air conditioning are prone to get dirty as it traps things like debris, dirt and so on. This eventually starts affecting the quality of the air indoors. Hence, to get them inspected and changed is the first step so that your HVAC system works smoothly.
- Inspection of the Entire System
Visual inspection thoroughly is important to the whole system least once a year to make sure it is all working as it should.
- Cleaning and Removing Debris
Filters are not the sole place where the dust settles. It can be in moving parts, blowers etc. If the amount is small it can still be managed but eventually, the clutter will increase and affect the entire system. Therefore, a thorough check in every possible place where debris could settle must get cleaned with the help of any professional you will hire.
- Checking the Condensate Drain and Thermostat Settings
When it comes to condensate drain, it is important that it is clean of any debris or clog because it can lead to moisture accumulation. Thermostats on the other hand help maintaining the temperature and it can even be prior set according to the needs.
- Electrical Connections and Voltage
HVAC connections are very much susceptible to breakage or getting loose over the time, which will automatically lead to underperformance of the system and then damage. Therefore, getting them checked frequently and thoroughly is advised.
This indicates the importance of maintenance hence, to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system, hire a professional. The lifespan of this system is estimated to be 10-15 years and the approximate of its maintenance is 70 to 100 dollars and a maintenance contract might cost about 150 dollars.