Mind-blowing Mistakes We’ve Seen with HVAC Installations

Published on: March 8, 2019
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We’re not trying to point fingers at anybody in particular when we say this, but we have seen some pretty bad HVAC installations in our time at Rep-Air! We’ve gotten several phone calls asking for help and to many these mistakes may seem obvious to us, but it’s clear it wasn’t obvious to those who made the call.

These three mistakes we cover are some of the worst that we’ve seen (and that’s saying a lot!). Again, we’re not pointing any fingers to anybody in this article—we’re just going to show you what kinds of mistakes we’ve seen in the past, and hopefully you can learn from them in regards to your home’s HVAC.

Mistake 1: Not enough space

As we’ve mentioned in our post regarding this unbelievable installation job, the type of workmanship we see daily for HVAC installations is mind-blowing.

The lack of knowledge about the function of how an A/C system works is very apparent, and what’s worse is the customer paid thousands of dollars to have it installed the way it is in this picture. A minimum clearance of 24 inches between a wall and any obstruction is a manufacture’s spec on most models.

Mistake 2: Obstructions

Some of the objects you wouldn’t think could harm your HVAC unit in fact can! Never, ever let plastic items lean up against the heat exchange component of your furnace, for example in the case of this recycling bag’s unfortunate demise. Thankfully it was cleaned up swiftly upon discovery.

Other obstructions such as the garden hose, trees, bushes, and even patio furniture should never be placed up against or in the way of your heat pumps or central A/C outdoor units. Like we said, give them some space!

Mistake 3: Lack of cleaning or maintenance

Now this mistake is the most common one, but we’ve seen some horrific examples of cooling jobs gone untouched from cleaning for 5 years straight such as this one.

And if you’re a pet owner, filter cleaning for your HVAC units needs to take place more often, otherwise yours could look like this.

All of these mistakes may seem very obvious to some, but it’s clear to us that that’s not the case at all for most. Hopefully by checking out these mistakes, you’ll know when and if it’s time to call in the professionals for help! At Rep-Air Heating And Cooling we provide our customers with many options that will best suit your needs from heating and cooling to refrigeration. Contact us today for your complimentary quote: 1-778-728-1476 or contact@repairheatingandcooling.com and don’t forget to take a look at our website: https://repairheatingandcooling.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for free giveaways!

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