1. Inspect the filters and replace if necessary.
The filters should be inspected every month and replaced as needed. Dirty filters can cause the HVAC system to work harder, which can lead to decreased efficiency and higher energy costs.
2. Inspect the coils for dirt and debris and clean if necessary.
Coils that are dirty or coated in debris can hinder the system's ability to cool or heat the air. They should be cleaned every month or as needed.
3. Inspect the ventilation system for obstructions.
The ventilation system should be checked for obstructions every month to ensure proper airflow. Obstructed vents can cause the system to work harder and lead to decreased efficiency.
4. Inspect all electrical wiring and connections.
All electrical wiring and connections should be inspected monthly for signs of wear or damage. Damaged wiring can pose a fire hazard.
5. Inspect the condensation drain line for clogs.
The condensation drain line should be checked for clogs every month to ensure proper drainage. Clogged drains can cause water damage to the building.
6. Test the thermostat to ensure it is working properly.
The thermostat should be tested every month to ensure it is working properly. A faulty thermostat can lead to increased energy costs.
7. Test the fan to ensure it is working properly.
The fan should be tested every month to ensure it is working properly. If the fan is not working, it can cause the HVAC system to work harder and decrease efficiency.
8. Check the refrigerant levels in each unit.
Refrigerant levels should be checked every six months or as needed, depending on the type of refrigerant used in the system. Low refrigerant levels can cause decreased efficiency and increased energy costs.
9. Make sure all access panels are securely fastened.
All access panels should be checked monthly for security, and tightened or replaced as needed. Loose panels can allow dirt and debris into the HVAC system, which can lead to problems down the road.
10. Inspect the ductwork for leaks, holes or other damage.
Ductwork should be inspected every year for signs of leaks, holes or other damage that could affect airflow and decrease efficiency. If any damage is found, it should be repaired as soon as possible.