Are HVAC Inspections Worth It?

January 7, 2015

When it comes time to repair your heating and cooling system, you could be looking at some pretty expensive repair costs. But, did you know that many common HVAC repairs can be prevented by scheduling semi-annual HVAC inspections from your local HVAC contractor? Keep reading to learn more about what’s included in an HVAC inspection and the cost of HVAC inspection in Cincinnati, OH and the surrounding areas.

What’s Included in an HVAC Inspection?

It’s important to choose a reliable HVAC contractor to perform your heating and cooling inspection to ensure your HVAC system operates at peak performance levels and maximum efficiency. At Rick’s Heating & Cooling, our HVAC Precision Tune-Up services include:

 Service  AC or Heat Pump  Oil or Gas Furnace
 Check calibration of thermostat x x
 Check condensate drain x
 Check air filtration system x x
 Check furnace blower x x
 Lubricate all motors x x
 Check fuses x x
 Check all electrical connections x x
 Check indoor coil x
 Clean & check outdoor A/C unit x
 Check refrigerant charge x
 Check super heat and sub. Cool x
 Check suction line temperature x
 Check indoor plenum temp. x x
 Check return temperature x x
 Check furnace venting x
 Check temperature rise x
 Check inlet temperature x
 Check outlet temperature x
 Check manifold gas pressure x
 Check inducer assembly x
 Check burners & ignition system x
 Check for detection of carbon monoxide x
 Check overall condition of A/C or Heat Pump x
 Check overall condition of Heating System x


We recommend scheduling an HVAC inspection twice per year. The first inspection should be scheduled sometime during the spring (before cooling season) and once in the fall (before heating season). Doing so allows your local HVAC company to check, clean, and repair any necessary pieces of equipment before the height of the heating and cooling seasons. The cost of an HVAC inspection varies in price and depends on your chosen heating and cooling company, but generally ranges between $50 – 100.

You may also want to consider asking your HVAC contractor if you qualify for any maintenance plans or agreements. If you qualify, you could save even more money on your HVAC inspection.

Benefits of HVAC Inspection

A properly maintained and well-functioning HVAC system can improve the performance of your heating and cooling equipment, increase its lifespan, keep the manufacturer’s warranty in check, and save you money long-term. Other benefits include:

  • Safe operation of heating and cooling equipment
  • Enhance energy efficiency
  • Increase energy savings
  • Decrease utility costs
  • Reduce the frequency of repairs and breakdowns
  • Improve indoor air quality
  • And much, much more!

HVAC Precision Tune-Up from Rick’s Heating & Cooling

Rick’s Heating & Cooling is a leading HVAC company located in Morrow, Ohio. We offer full-scale HVAC inspections throughout Cincinnati, Morrow, Amelia, Lebanon, Maineville and beyond! To ensure your heating and cooling system receives the best service year-round, sign up for a Service Maintenance Agreement with Rick’s Heating & Cooling. We offer:

  • 10 percent off future heating and cooling repairs
  • Priority customer status
  • Enhanced equipment safety and energy efficiency
  • Extended life of heating and cooling equipment
  • Fewer heating and cooling repairs
  • Manufacturer’s warranties will stay intact—most require annual maintenance or else they are void
  • We’ll call you to schedule your semi-annual HVAC inspection so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Contact Rick’s Heating & Cooling to schedule your HVAC inspection today!