5 Tools You Need for DIY HVAC Installation, Repair, and Preventive Maintenance

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Are you planning for a DIY HVAC install?

Maybe the current HVAC system in your home or office needs some repairs?

No matter what the case may be, you’ll spend less time setting up your system by having the right tools to complete the job, before you start the job. There are two ways of acquiring HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance tools.

The common approach is purchasing equipment from second-hand dealers who usually offer no warranties. You may save a few dollars, but the tools won’t give the buyer any long-term value for their money. Instead, the other option is to go to registered air conditioning and heating experts. Below are

5 tools you’ll need to ensure you have for a successful DIY HVAC Install.

1 – A Digital Multimeter

HVAC systems usually have different voltage requirements set by the manufacturer. To minimize the time spent on setting up the system, you should read the product manual. Sometimes, the system may fail to power up due to technical issues affecting power supply. A digital multimeter will help you in the process of determining the nature of the problem.

The screen on the multimeter will display the presence of current flowing through wires. You can use the digital multimeter to detect short circuits in your HVAC system or fluctuating current. Then, you’ll know the issue that needs fixing. 

2 – A Sturdy Ladder

Owning a ladder is better than renting or borrowing one whenever the need arises. You can get a decent quality, affordable ladder from several retail stores throughout the US. Steel ladders are better than wooden ones because they require very little maintenance and won’t rot or rust. 

3 – A Great Set of Screwdrivers

Screwdrivers are really versatile tools. You’ll need a screwdriver to dismantle the system to carry out routine preventive maintenance operations. Virtually all repair work requires a set of different screwdrivers. We advise you to keep your screwdrivers free from moisture to prevent rust.

4 – Hex-Head Nut Drivers

Most HVAC systems have nuts and bolts holding together various components due to two critical reasons: nuts provide a tight and long-lasting grip that ensures the internal circuits stay dry and free from moisture, and they are affordable and simple to use compared to sealing techniques such as welding. 

The hex-head nut comes in handy, just like the set of screwdrivers.

5 – Pipe Wrenches

Installing an HVAC system requires some knowledge of plumbing. You may need to make connections over the water supply in your house to ensure even heat distribution. Buildings usually contain different sized pipes. Hence, you’ll need a set of pipe wrenches for installation, repair, and maintenance.  

Owning a set of wrenches enables you to save time and costs incurred during repairs and maintenance. You can quickly solve minor problems when you have a little experience and the right tools by your side. 

If you have further questions, we’ve got answers. Get in touch with our experienced HVAC technicians today.

In addition to offering installation and maintenance, a dedicated professional will provide you with reliable tips on how to increase the longevity of your HVAC system. Their experience in handling various types of commercial and residential HVAC systems makes them credible sources of information. 

John Daner
John Daner

HVAC Technician with 12+ years experience in the field.