Cars are complex machines with a lot of interworking parts and components.
Keeping them running requires understanding and care for every piece involved. That’s why a vehicle inspection involves a step by step process. Whenever I take my car to the dealership for a simple oil change, they also do a full vehicle inspection. They check my tires, brakes, transmission, air conditioner and heater, engine, air filter, and general fluid levels just to name a few. Usually they will create a print-out that includes all of the areas of the vehicle and what kind of shape everything is in. Usually they use colors from red to green to designate the severity of the damage and to differentiate between parts that are working and others that need to be repaired or replaced. Thankfully, my quality heating and cooling contractor also does step by step inspections whenever one of their technicians is at my house servicing the heating and cooling system inside. After doing a thorough inspection of the air handler inside the house, they then move outdoors to look at the condenser and compressor. Often this involves adding more coolant to the system as this naturally depletes during long stretches of time. On top of these areas in the HVAC system, it’s also essential that your HVAC technician inspects your condensate line. The HVAC condensate line is one of the most vital parts of the system because it takes waste water from the air conditioner and puts it outside. If the condensate line clogs from microbial buildup and slime, it could cause a water leak inside the house around the base of the air handler.