WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE A SEPARATE FURNACE/HVAC INSPECTION?
A small investment for an HVAC inspection may prevent you from unknowingly purchasing a home with heating and cooling problems. Avoid a disaster, and losing a substantial amount of money.
The home inspector will check the overall health of the home but they’re not HVAC specialists. Many home inspectors do not have the equipment or technical knowledge to properly test HVAC systems. They’ll perform a basic review of the HVAC system—estimate the age of the furnace and air conditioner, age of the ductwork, and measure temperature readings from the air conditioner and/or furnace. If there are any red flags, they may recommend the unit be inspected by an HVAC specialist.
However, the furnace may appear to be in good working order when there’s an underlying problem that only a professional HVAC inspector could catch.
An HVAC inspection can determine how well the heating and cooling systems have been maintained and what kind of shape they’re in. A neglected HVAC is a major cause of system failure down the line. During an HVAC inspection, a professional will look at the system’s thermostat calibration, heat pumps, electrical connections, air filters, safety controls and quality of installation, among a long list of other checks they can do just for this one house component.
Considering how expensive it can be to repair or replace HVAC equipment, investing in an HVAC inspection is a wise decision. The cost of an HVAC inspection is much less expensive than repairing or replacing a furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner. An HVAC specialist can tell you how much it will cost to fix the unit, or whether it needs to be replaced entirely. So spend a little now and don’t lose a substantial amount of money because of the HVAC system.
Who to hire:
A reputable heating and air conditioning company in your area. Read Hillside’s heating and cooling reviews.
When to get it:
If a home inspector measures a questionable temperature reading from your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner or flags any other issues, an HVAC specialist can determine whether the unit needs to be fixed or replaced, or other issues like the thermostat simply needs new batteries.
Protect yourself from making a bad investment or losing an opportunity to negotiate a better price when purchasing a home. Contact Hillside Heating & Cooling, a well-respected HVAC company in New Castle County, DE, Southern Chester County, PA and Cecil County Maryland. Schedule a complete HVAC inspection of your prospective home’s heating and cooling system before you finalize the purchase.