The Importance of Performance Testing Your HVAC Systems

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It's important to evaluate and inspect a system regularly to make sure it's at optimal performance and to check its energy efficiency. Undoubtedly, HVAC systems are no exception to this rule. Now that fall is around the corner, it's a good time for homeowners in Lufkin, Texas, to have performance testing done on their HVAC systems. Performance testing is vital for finding problems your HVAC system may have developed over the summer.

What Is Performance Testing for HVAC Systems?

Testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) is necessary to confirm that an HVAC system is performing optimally to offer occupants with the most comfort at the lowest cost. Different performance tests evaluate different functions of your HVAC system. Here are some of the performance tests you should have done for your HVAC system:

  • Energy Efficiency Testing - An energy efficiency test will check your HVAC system to make sure your energy usage is as low as possible without hindering maximum occupant comfort. If your energy bills are too high, you may want to order an energy efficiency test.
  • Acoustical and Airflow Testing - The acoustical and airflow test will check the airflow within your home to determine whether your HVAC system is performing optimally.
  • Air Cleaner Testing - Your HVAC system cleanses the air to keep indoor air quality ideal. Homeowners who have young children with asthma should have a test performed to evaluate the effectiveness of their system's air filter or cleaner.

What Is the Importance of Performance Testing Your HVAC Systems?

Performance testing allows homeowners to identify issues with their HVAC system. That way, homeowners will be able to have these issues resolved before they get worse and more costly to repair. For example, if your air conditioner is inefficient when it comes to cleansing the air, even if you change the filter, it may suggest a more serious problem. Performance testing allows homeowners to deal with issues while they are small and easy to repair.

In preparation for the winter, you should have performance testing done for your HVAC system. For more information about performance testing, don't hesitate to contact a skilled technician from McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning. Call us at 936-465-9191.

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