What is your HVAC technician doing when they come to repair your system? They usually come with a lot of specialized equipment, including digital and electronic devices. What is all of it for, and how does it work? Let’s take a look at some of the most important HVAC tools a technician will use on your system.
The HVAC system is plugged in and turned on, but still isn’t working. Is there power flowing to it? If you’re not prepared for the answer, it can be quite a shock. Fortunately, an electrical tester can let you know safely. A simple one will tell your technician whether there’s power or not, while a multi-meter tester can measure the level of voltage in the system.
If your A/C doesn’t have enough refrigerant, it can cause the system to overwork, costing you more in energy bills. If the coolant is leaking, it can also harm the environment. A refrigeration gauge is a simple tool with tubes, valves, and meters that can measure your refrigerant pressure and determine if it’s at the correct level. Your technician may also use a digital leak detector to find coolant leaks.
If you don’t have enough coolant in your system, then it needs to be recharged. However, too much refrigerant can be as bad as too little, and will cause damage to your system. Therefore, a digital refrigerant scale can be used to measure just how much coolant is being added and ensure you get exactly the right amount: no more, no less.
Electric caulk gun
Air leaks in your ductwork can cause significant energy loss. Fortunately, many of these leaks can be sealed with caulking. An electric caulk gun is one of your technician’s most important HVAC tools. It can dispense sealant quickly, while providing an even layer that does the job effectively, without dripping or making a mess.
To learn more about the latest HVAC tools, as well as other heating and cooling issues, contact us at Detmer and Sons, Inc. today. We’re Dayton’s trusted source for quality HVAC solutions.
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