Commissioning your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump after it’s installed goes a long way toward ensuring its long-term efficiency and performance. Continue reading to learn more about this crucial aspect of owning and operating your residential HVAC system.
What Is HVAC Commissioning?
Commissioning is a process performed on a newly-installed heating and cooling unit to make sure it’s operating under manufacturer specifications and within the parameters of your home. The process goes like this: the HVAC technician turns on the system and lets it run for several minutes while collecting relevant information using the necessary tools and equipment. Full commissioning can take anywhere from 45 minutes for a single type of HVAC system to about an hour and a half for a full system.
The objective of the data collection is to determine where the installed unit is in terms of operational efficiency. All the information in the report will serve as a point of reference for yearly heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance checks in the future, which are crucial in extending the lifespan of your unit.
Why Is HVAC Commissioning Important?
Commissioning your newly-installed residential HVAC system will give you peace of mind knowing that your investment is operating properly on all levels and at all times. This increases the unit’s efficiency, comfort and longevity. It also provides baseline metrics for your system in case it runs into trouble and requires a tune-up or maintenance.
More importantly, residential HVAC commissioning helps prevent issues that can rob your home of the consistent comfort it needs or cause a significant increase in your home energy consumption. Deficiencies that are left unaddressed, including duct leakage, incorrect sizing and insufficient refrigerant charge, can shorten the life of your heating and cooling equipment and cost you more money.
Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning offers affordable maintenance agreements that will help protect your investment and ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently over the long haul. To learn more about our furnace and AC clean and check services, give us a call at (630) 372-7640 or fill out our contact form to schedule service. We serve homeowners in Bartlett and West Chicago.