Checking Evaporators on Furnaces
One thing to know about 80% gas furnaces with cased evaporator coils is that you can often check the evaporator coil by removing the high limit and running an inspection camera up through the opening.
You may also be able to use a mirror and flashlight but you usually won’t see much due to the heat exchanger being in the way. Otherwise you are stuck removing the entire blower assembly… and that’s no fun at all.
Another practice is benchmarking the static pressure drop across a new coil when it is dry and wet when installed or during the first service call. You can then easily watch coil loading over time without the need to look at the coil visually.