HVAC Equipment Inspections

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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality.

Forced Air Systems – The forced air system takes hot or cold air and forces it through metal ducts using a blower. Hot air is forced through one set of ducts and cold air is sent through another set of ducts, depending on whether you’re using the air conditioner or the furnace.

The most common problem with forced air system is blowouts. Towards the end of their lifespan, the blowers can malfunction and stop working. It’s also not uncommon for cheaper systems to have issues with volume.

Gravity Systems – Gravity systems operate using the principle that cold air sinks, while hot air rises. Therefore, a gravity system cannot be used in conjunction with an air conditioning system. These systems are positioned in the basement. When switched on, the warm air rises through the ceiling and heats your home. When it cools, it sinks down again and is reheated.

HVAC systems are a critical part of the buildings infrastructure. Generally located in a mechanical room, basement or attic. Due to the location, these systems are normally out of site to the building occupants. Much building maintenance effort is focused on common space areas, causing lack of maintenance and inspections on critical HVAC components.

The parts of an HVAC system that requires maintenance and inspection are:

  • Floor Drain
  • Floor Pans
  • Filters
  • Blowers
  • Compressors
  • Dampers
  • Motors

There are thousands of inspection checklists and forms littered throughout the internet. Most of these are handmade excel spreadsheets and pdf clipboard check off forms. Logging and filing these checklist have become a full-time job. Slate Pages has developed the perfect checklist builder app. The Slate App allows you to quickly custom build your checklist using a smartphone. Once built, the compressor inspection can be performed on a smartphone or tablet. The inspection information is then available at the compressor (QR code on an anodized aluminum tag), on the smart device, and on a web portal.

In addition to the inspection check list, the Slate can contain:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Warranty Expiration
  • Note/Journal field
  • URL for Operating Manual

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