Before buying your dream house, make sure you get a qualified HVAC contractor who can provide the best work for furnace inspection and AC service. An HVAC contractor can do a more precise job than a general home inspector in ensuring that the HVAC system is in optimum condition.
A furnace inspection can reveal if carbon monoxide is leaking from your heater. Carbon monoxide is a harmful gas that is difficult to detect because of its odorless and colorless nature. The furnace inspection is not just for your safety but it is also to lengthen the life system of your heater. The process will also include checking if the blower motor, wheel and housing are clean, if the flue system and the electrical system are free of corrosion or damage in connections, and if the burner combustion and heat exchanger are working properly. These are just some of the things that a professional HVAC contractor will do.
The AC service involves checking for a clean evaporator and condenser coils because dirty coils lessen the system’s cooling efficiency. The AC service also includes inspecting the AC’s refrigerant level. Too much or too little refrigerant also lessens the efficiency of the AC. An inefficient system entails higher energy costs. Cleaning the blower components also provides a greater comfort level for you in your new home.
Overall, the HVAC contractor’s inspection will involve tightening the electrical connections and lubricating the working parts. Faulty electrical connections make use of the HVAC dangerous to the potential homeowner, while lack of lubrication increases the amount of electricity that is used by the HVAC, thereby also increasing your energy consumption. Checking the condensate drain of the air conditioning system is also standard during the inspection. A blocked drain can affect the humidity level in the home or cause the house some water damage. Lastly, the controls of the system need to be checked for proper operation. This involves starting up the system, checking if it operates without hitch, and shutting it off.
If the furnace inspection and AC service uncover problems with your HVAC system, they should be fixed accordingly before making the final decision to buy that house. It is not advisable that the inspection be done after your house since a damaged HVAC can be hazardous to one’s health and hard on the pocket. A properly functioning HVAC system ensures great you will be comfortable.