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Checklist for Inspecting Your Customer’s Air Conditioning System

Performing comprehensive air conditioning inspections of your customer’s systems is a vital part of helping them make sure their AC units continue to function well for as long as possible. Similarly to how a professional installation of an air conditioning system gives a solid foundation for efficient operation, inspections provide a basis that ensures system durability and longevity.

That is why you should advise your customers to not only contact you for routine summer air conditioning maintenance, but also to invite you to inspect their air conditioning units on a regular basis. However, you should also know more about what that inspection should include, as well as what to instruct your customers to check on their own. Let’s take a closer look.

What should an air conditioning inspection checklist include?

Air conditioning inspections are in-depth processes that assess the different components of an air conditioning system to ascertain whether or not they are operating at optimal levels. Preventive maintenance inspections are necessary, since they can detect problems originating from the inevitable wear and tear and prevent them from escalating.

A detailed inspection will help your customer’s air conditioning units remain capable of retaining the desired level of comfort and convenience, as well as maintain low energy consumption and costs. Let’s see what an exhaustive AC inspection checklist should look like:

  • Clean the condenser and evaporator coils to boost energy efficiency.

  • Test the refrigerant levels in the system and adjust them to an adequate level if necessary to promote proper functioning.

  • Test and potentially adjust the blower component for adequate airflow delivery through the system.

  • Inspect the thermostat to see whether there is good communication between it and the rest of the AC system.

  • Check all electrical connections and tighten them if necessary to make sure the motor current and voltage are good. 

  • Secure all electrical connections to promote safety and protect components from possible electrical damage.

  • Lubricate all moving parts within the motor of the blower to reduce friction and lower energy consumption.

  • Inspect the condensate drain to see whether condensate drain lines and the drip pan are not damaged and that they provide adequate draining.

  • Perform final system checks to see if the stages of the cooling cycle are accurate and the entire air conditioning system is functioning well. What-should-an-air-conditioning-inspection-checklist-include.jpg

What should your customers inspect during summer?

While hiring professional HVAC technicians to perform detailed inspections is something your customers should keep in mind, there are also certain actions they can do to prevent more serious problems from occurring. Here’s what you should instruct your customers to do:

  • Inspect the air filters every month during the cooling season to see if they are clogged with potential contaminants and if they need to be replaced.

  • Do what they can to improve the airflow through their property and make sure not to block any of the vents.

  • Inspect the louvers and see whether they’re set to open.

  • Clean the condenser of the outdoor unit by brushing away any potential buildup and clearing debris and vegetation surrounding the outdoor component.

  • Reprogram their thermostat before the cooling season begins to ensure it has efficient and accurate set points. 

Gustave A. Larson can help you create a detailed AC inspection checklist

If you’re looking for ways to upgrade and improve your air conditioning inspection checklist, you can always count on the Gustave A. Larson company for assistance. Our Specialists will give you all the information you’re looking for, as well as organize training opportunities for you and your employees. Become our certified partner, bring your clients the biggest brands in the HVAC industry, and start growing your business today. Contact us and let’s start working together.