How drones are changing the way we inspect HVAC and roofing

By Lisa Logan


One of the most expensive enhancements to a property is the HVAC system. So, you can see why property managers would be most concerned with maintaining their HVAC and ensuring the proper inspections are made. Yearly HVAC inspections ensure that the building’s heating and cooling system is fully functional and detect parts in need of repair. It’s essential to get an “all eyes” view of the property and HVAC components. Missing a malfunction could become an expensive oversight later.


An HVAC inspection allows a property manager to understand the condition and age of the HVAC system which will help them decide whether or not to purchase a property or to replace the HVAC of an existing property.

Costs and Dangers of Traditional HVAC Inspections

For those who take the traditional inspection route, there are obstacles. First of all, traditional HVAC inspections are more expensive than drone HVAC inspection, not to mention hazardous. Accessing a roof to complete an inspection gives the customer a full report of the HVAC and its ventilation units. Finding a crew to do this is where the expense comes in. In other words, it costs more money to put people’s lives at risk, inspecting the rooftop components of an HVAC system.

Drone Inspections

To avoid the expense and danger of traditional HVAC inspections, property managers and property owners are turning to drone inspections as a more efficient, safer, and inexpensive solution. Drone sensors allow for high-resolution imagery and measurement data that no human inspection can rival in accuracy and thoroughness. 


This allows for more conclusive inspections that allow owners to make better decisions. DroneBroker’s network of highly experienced pilots will capture high-resolution imagery which gives you greater scale and a more thorough rendering of the building’s HVAC equipment during the inspection. The images are precise and highly detailed making it easier to detect damages in the HVAC system. This is far more accurate than depending on a human inspector that may miss the tiny details. Best of all, these HD images can be rendered near real time.



With drone inspection, not only do you get crisp, detailed imagery, but also powerful data. DroneBroker’s fleet of the latest in drone technology offers thermal imagery capable of identifying anomalies that a human inspector could miss. The ability to detect problems that are naked to the human eye is powerful and invaluable to property managers. Thermal imagery captures the overall health of the property and can help in identifying minor damage in HVAC systems and rooftops such as loose connections, wiring errors, cracks, and water damage.

A Smarter Way to Inspect HVAC Units

Remember, maintaining your building’s HVAC unit is an ongoing task to make sure it’s efficient and fail-safe. Using the aerial and thermal imagery that drones provides property managers a more affordable and more accurate inspection method.


Drone technology isn’t just a safer and more affordable method of inspecting a building, it’s a way to streamline workflows and allow inspection teams to work smarter and more efficiently.


If you’re interested in adopting this technology for your HVAC inspection needs, contact us via our contact page. We look forward to partnering with you for your HVAC inspection needs.


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