When your furnace gets old, there can be signs of deterioration and malfunctioning. It can either be the cooling system doesn’t cool at an efficient rate anymore, or the heating system doesn’t produce heat as efficiently as it should. Here’s how to perform a heating inspection at home properly.
1. Most heating and cooling inspections start with a visual inspection of the thermostat and make sure you can adjust it. Whether it can be cooling or heating, depending on where you live, it should function the way it should be.
2. A properly-installed furnace should have a flue installed higher than the combustion air exhaust so it can’t recirculate that exhaust back into the system.
3. Another necessary visual inspection you can do to your furnace is to take a picture once it is installed in your home to know whether some technicians might alter some of its components. It is essential to document all the heating and cooling inspections you have done before and after installation.
4. When you do an inspection, you can also do that when you turn on your furnace; the draft fan should be the first one to function as its job is to force the exhaust out.
5. Once you turn your furnace on, it starts to warm up; if you have an infrared gun, try inspecting through the furnace if it’s heating the way it should; if not, then there’s a problem.