There’s a problem with your heating or cooling system, so you hire an HVAC contractor to tinker around in your system and find out what’s wrong. You’re not quite sure what they’re doing, but they’ve brought a lot of impressive looking equipment with them. It’s important have at least a basic idea of what that equipment is and does, so you can understand what they’re doing to your system and why. So here’s a rundown of some of the most important HVAC tools and what they do.
If the coolant in your A/C is leaking, it can cause problems that cost you money and energy. HVAC technicians use refrigeration gauges to measure the refrigerant in your system by pressure and determine if it’s at the right level. They use hoses with special brass fittings, which keep you from coming into contact with the coolant and minimize leakage.
If the coolant in your A/C isn’t at the right level, then a refrigerant scale will be used, to measure the amount of refrigerant being added and ensure that it’s full without overflowing.
In order to test your system for leaks, a vacuum pump is used to remove all the air and moisture from your A/C lines.
If there are leaks in your ductwork, or in your house in general (such as cracks in walls where air can get in or out), it can cost you a lot of money in energy bills. One of the most efficient ways of sealing these leaks is with a caulking gun, to prevent heat energy from escaping.
It may seem simple, but a digital thermometer is an essential HVAC tool. Many HVAC technicians will carry their thermometer with them like a pocketknife. They can often be used to measure multiple temperatures at once, to see just how effective your HVAC system is at heating or cooling your home.
To learn more about HVAC tools and other heating and cooling issues, contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors today. We proudly serve Monmouth County and the surrounding area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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