I have a quick question for Air Handlers and Condenser Units. I live in Florida and most of our units are Condenser and Air Handlers. When inspecting these equipments I know our inspections our not technically exhaustive. But I was asking if you guys take front covers off these systems to take a look inside. Such as taking the front Air Handler Cover off to look at the blower motor. Orr taking the front condenser unit off to look at the compressor and capacitor.
Also with air handlers some of them have the UV Blue Light system that is used for air cleaning. Can you take the cover off without damaging the system or looking into this light as I heard this can blind your eyes.
Just depends on your knowledge and comfort level there is no SOP that prevents what you are asking. Why would you want to stare at a compressor they are just a round metal pot there is nothing to see. Now the electrical area is a different story the capacitor could have the top swelled or there could be wires that are starting to over heat. How exhaustive my inspection becomes depends on the age of the unit or what my initial visual inspection reveals. If I discover sloppy installations I will dig a little deeper
Ya must be very careful with those BLUE Lights they will make your babies be born naked:shock:
I suggest you take the covers off all accessible air handlers to see the condition of the blower assembly, the evaporator coil (may not be visible without a mirror), the drain pan, and the overall interior of the cabinet (dirt, pet hair, mold, half-baked repairs, etc.)