An HVAC system, and its associated piping, is one of the most crucial elements of a residential or commercial building. As a consequence, an HVAC system, including HVAC piping, must remain in optimal condition to ensure safe, efficient operation. Accomplishing this objective raised the question of how often should you have your HVAC piping inspected.
When a new HVAC system is installed and includes new HVAC piping, a reasonable assumption is that this equipment is in prime condition. With that in mind, when HVAC piping is less than 10 years old, obtaining a professional inspection of this equipment can be scheduled every other year. The only real exception to this is if there is some sort of breakdown of the system or damage that necessitates earlier and more frequent action.
When HVAC piping reaches 10 years of age, professional inspection needs to be more frequent. After the 10-year mark is reached, you should plan for HVAC piping inspection every year. Again, if something more specific goes awry, professional intervention needs to be more regular.
Nature of HVAC Piping Inspection
HVAC piping inspection needs to be considered from a number of different perspectives. In addition to professional inspection on a biannual or annual basis, depending on the age of the equipment, you should undertake your own examination of your HVAC system and HVAC piping on an even more regular basis. For example, you should consider undertaking a walkabout in your residence to examine key elements of the HVAC system and associated piping.
Through the employment of this strategy you place yourself in the best possible position to identify a potential issue before it grows into a more significant problem. You alert yourself to the need to call in a professional to address a developing issue.
A monthly self-inspection of your HVAC system and piping can also incorporate an appropriate maintenance schedule as well. For example, steps like changing filters associated with a system can be changed twice a year as part of overall self-care measures.
If you have questions about your HVAC system generally, if you’ve an issue with some aspect of that system, if you’re in need of HVAC piping inspection, call us at 408-295-2182. Our team stands ready to assist you with all aspects of your residential or commercial HVAC system and associated HVAC piping.