Defrost Cycle Inspection Point

As part of regular home maintenance, an HVAC system should be checked yearly for a number of reasons. Firstly, you want to ensure that the system is running properly and efficiently. A system that has several low-grade problems can be inefficient, causing heating or cooling bills to skyrocket. As heating systems are electrical appliances, they should also be checked for safety each year, ensuring that there are no hazards present.

As part of a yearly inspection, some things are very simple to check and some require an extensive knowledge of heating and cooling systems. Here at Complete Mechanical, Inc., our technicians are well-versed in all types of heating and air conditioning systems and how they operate. As part of our inspection, we check the defrost cycle in all of our units. Every defrost cycle runs differently, and technicians must know how to check the frost thermostat, which is separate from the regular thermostat. A defrost cycle that is not running properly will cause ice to form on the outdoor coils. From here, our technicians will further troubleshoot the problem, so we can fix the unit and ensure its proper operation.

If it’s time to check your HVAC system for its yearly inspection, please give Complete Mechanical, Inc. a call at (206)337-2360. We can also provide free estimates for any heating or air conditioning work in your home.