If You Plan on Staying Cool This Summer

August 21, 2023

If You Plan on Staying Cool This Summer

Unless you live on the equator in a place with no AC, summer heat is manageable. Stay indoors, crank up the A/C, indulge in ice-cold smoothies, and you’ll avoid the heat wave. If your summer plans don’t include the A/C breaking down, then you need to schedule regular A/C maintenance.

HVAC Inspection Checklist

During an HVAC inspection, Hamilton Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Rooter personnel check various components of your HVAC system to make sure parts are in good condition and working properly.

A list of items we check:

  • Electrical wiring connection – check for corrosion, disconnection, fraying or other damages
  • Insulation – check for rotted insulation and air leaks
  • Thermostat – make sure the temperature is increasing and decreasing as indicated
  • Reversing valve – check for leaks, make sure the valve is not sticking and is adequately energized
  • Defrost controls – we will check the defrost sensor and the defrost control board
  • Operation pressures – we will measure the outdoor air temperature, return air temperature at the furnace/air handler, suction line temperature, and liquid line temperature
  • Start and run capacitors – check the shape of the capacitors and look for troubling signs of wear
  • Voltage and amperage – check for signs something’s wrong with the thermostat, transformer or wiring if the voltage or amperage is off
  • Air filtration – check for debris near vents and inspect the air filter
  • Start capacitor and relays – obtain a reading using a multimeter
  • Compressor contractor – check for proper operation and inspect the part’s condition
  • Condensate drain – check for any leaks that might be a sign of a problem
  • Safety float switches – checking these will help prevent water damage

What we do to help prevent problems with your A/C:

  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Adjust the thermostat as needed
  • Clean and straighten the fins
  • Clean the air filter, blower wheel, evaporator coil and evaporator drain
  • Replace the air filter if needed
  • Level the condenser unit

Give us a call at (913) 227-4943 or schedule service online today!

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Last Updated: August 29, 2023