The Importance Of Heating System Inspections

The Importance of Heating System Inspections

The Importance Of Heating System Inspections

Air Rite, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors and heater repair in Atascadero, has released, “The Importance of Heating System Inspections,” to help home and business owners avoid expensive repairs to their HVAC systems. Arne Johansen, co-owner, said, “Neglected HVAC equipment is the main reason for system failures.” The report is available on the website for heater repair in Atascadero or reads the report below.

Important Heating System Inspections

Unobstructed air ducts are critical to good operation. Even the most efficient system money can buy won’t perform as expected when the air ducts are obstructed. It’s a good idea to have an HVAC contractor inspect, repair, and clean the ducts, but there are also some steps the homeowner can follow to identify and eliminate air duct obstructions:

  • Check and replace dirty air filters monthly. Dirty filters restrict airflow, resulting in lower energy efficiency, shorter equipment life, and insufficient airflow throughout the home.
  • Look for disconnected duct sections, leaky seams, and places where air can leak in and out of the ducts. When repairing leaks, be sure to use screws or clamps to join ducts together. Seal leaky seams with mastic, not with “duct tape” from the local supermarket.
  • Inspect flexible ducts for kinks or crushing. Try to straighten them out. If the duct covers are torn or won’t hold their shape after attempting to straighten, replace them.
  • Keep registers open. Open all air vents and remove anything blocking them, such as furniture. Closing vents can cause airflow imbalances and make the system work harder than it should.

Leaky ducts are a widespread problem. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that up to 30-percent of the air passing through ducts in the average home is lost to leaks. In addition to wreaking havoc with air velocity and pressure, leaks force the system to run more frequent and longer cycles. This can result in otherwise unnecessary repairs, and lead to a premature replacement of the entire system.

Improper leak repair can upset the system’s pressure balance and have a negative effect on efficiency as well. It’s important to have an expert HVAC technician perform a pressure test after the duct sealing work is completed to verify that the ducts are properly balanced.

When considering which HVAC contractor to hire for a project, Air Rite is the company for air conditioning and heater repair in Atascadero and the Central Coast. Founded in 1983, Air Rite has provided quality service throughout San Luis Obispo, Monterey, and Santa Barbara counties. Founder Rick Johansen and his son, Arne Johansen, have repeatedly proved the expertise of Air Rite by performing quality work at an honest and fair price.

Air Rite
5001 Traffic Way
Atascadero, CA 93422
(805) 779-8446

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– Debra M.

They can fix anything Great People !!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 I’ve been working with this company since 1996!!!!!!!

– Susie J.

As the caretaker for a senior gentleman in Atascadero, I was concerned for his health and safety during a recent cold snap. I called Air Rite, explained the situation and they made getting my patient’s needs taken care of a priority. The service technician was knowledgeable and professional, going above and beyond and taking the time to listen to my patient’s own diagnosis. The heating repair was completed within an hour and the price was right. I will recommend Air Rite Heating and Cooling to both my patients and my friends.

– L.

“Let me tell you why this company should have “10” stars. First, you need to know we had attempted to get our forced air heating fixed by another company from Templeton (posted a review on their site). After waiting several days for the other company to return after their initial visit (said they needed to order a part). After many cold days without even a call back we called “Air Rite” in Atascadero. We spoke with Rick (the owner of the company) and explained our dilemma and frustration with our attempt to get it fixed. He understood and said a ...

– Joe M.

“Great company to work with. I would say anyone looking for a fair, professional, and prompt company you could call Air Rite.”

– Joy J.

“We have used Air rite twice. Once to replace our heater and the most recent was to replace our A/C unit. We have been more than satisfied both times. They are fair, reasonably priced, efficient, and professional.”

– Ross T.

“Great service at a great price. When my parents needed an entirely new heater system Air Rite took care of it. When our heater recently went out Air Rite took care of it. Arnie came out diagnosed the problem and had us back up and running in no time. Great doing business with a small family-owned business. Highly recommend!”

– Fronando C.

“These guys are quick on service. They know what they are doing and put the customer first. There are a lot of air companies out there and service is the only thing that sets them apart and Air Rite knows this.”

– Nena J.

“I have used Air Rite for all my business needs over the past 8 years. They are honest, professional, and always come through. They are the best HVAC company on the central coast. Plus I love that they are family-owned! Try them out, they won’t disappoint.”

– Sara B.

“They are the best! I have you used them for everything. Honest and Fair.”

– Dennis E.

“Air Rite certainly did right by me! Our 20 year old HVAC system, which had been nursed along for the last few years, finally gave up the ghost. Arne came out and assessed the situation and recommended a reasonably priced replacement system. This morning he sent his team of Cameron, Daniel, David, and Keith, and they went to work. Before 3:00 p.m. on this wickedly hot day in the North County (105°+), they got our new furnace and air conditioning units installed, up, and running. Thank you, Air Rite!”

– Carrie W.

“We needed to have our AC unit serviced and called Air Rite. The woman who works in the office was attentive and kind. They were really busy because it has been so hot but she let us know the soonest they could send someone out. When the technician arrived he was kind and courteous. He went above and beyond to clean out the leaves that were in our unit and made it ready for summer. Thanks, Air Rite!”