When buying a home, you need to perform your due diligence. During the tour of the place, you need to enquire about the condition of the foundation, roof, plumbing, etc. Most people, though, gloss over the HVAC system. An HVAC inspection for homebuyers is a must.
Inspect the HVAC
The AC and furnace components of the system are usually out of sight. You should request to see these units. Obviously, a visual inspection alone doesn’t tell you much. So ask if the homeowner is willing to agree to an inspection by a technician. The inspector will look for anomalies, such as rattling noises, that may indicate signs of trouble.
Know the System’s Age
Enquire about the age of the system. This gives you a ballpark idea about how much life the system has left. Typical systems last between 10 and 15 years. With that being said, an older HVAC system doesn’t have to be an instant deal breaker. If the homeowner has maintained the system over the years, then it should still have plenty of juice. This takes us to our next point.
Enquire About Maintenance History
Did the owner keep up with routine maintenance or only when the system had problems? Can the owner submit documents outlining maintenance history?
Test the System
Notice how the AC feels in different parts of the house. If you feel the air more in some rooms than others, then you may have an air duct problem. The vents may have a leak or worn insulation. Air duct issues forces the HVAC to work harder, leading to higher energy usage.
We Perform HVAC Inspections for Homebuyers
We regularly perform inspections for homebuyers, sellers, and real estate agents. Factors like a dirty air duct or worn dryer vent can affect the property’s value. A homebuyer’s HVAC inspection from Aurora Edmonds Furnace Cleaning ensures a comprehensive understanding of the system’s current condition.
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