While we certainly suggest hiring a professional for all of your heating and cooling needs, we understand that there are some DIY enthusiasts out there that prefer to tinker with their HVAC system before calling in the big guns. For those of you that are interested in trying to troubleshoot your home heating and cooling woes first, here’s a quick list of must-have tools to include in your HVAC toolbox to get the job done.
Multiple Meters – Temperature, humidity, air quality and electricity are all things that a seasoned HVAC technician needs to be able to measure at any moment. Lucky for you, there are many manufacturers that make easy to read, all-in-one meters to cover all your bases.
Leak Detector – Air leaks can really put a damper on your home’s ability to heat and cool properly, which can increase your energy bills as well. A good leak detector will allow you to identify where air is escaping so you can seal up the problem area.
Hex-Head Nut Drivers – Many HVAC systems are comprised of hex-head screws and bolts, so it’s only right that you include the proper tools to loosen and tighten them in your toolbox.
Refrigerant Scale – Use this device to identify when refrigerant is running low, as well as when your tank is completely full. This will help you troubleshoot an air conditioner that’s blowing warm air instead of cool.
While these tools are definitely handy for dealing with HVAC system issues, there are plenty more industry specific tools and troubleshooting methods that professional techs, like those at Tyler Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration LLC, can provide.
If you’re experiencing issues with your HVAC system and live in Fairfield County, New Haven County or the surrounding areas, give us a call at 203-378-4700 and we’ll help you take steps to correct the issue today.