Heating Inspection Tips You Should Know

The falling leaves and frosted trees are signals that you should get your heating and cooling system inspected. Whether you are buying a house, selling one, or simply using a heating system, you should stay on top of your inspection process to deal with the mechanical components of the system. Only a professional can conduct an extensive check of all the mechanical components like flue pipe that can expel carbon monoxide. If a more detailed focused inspection is required, consult with a local inspector like TrueView Home Inspections to ensure you have someone assessing your systems who has a trained eye and relative experience. Also keeping your heating system in check will save you money on bills and house calls.

Here are some simple tips that you should follow in order to keep your heating system in its best condition and fully functional to endure the cold winter seasons.

1. Ductwork: Get your ductwork in the basement, attic, or loft inspected. Look for signs like loose fittings, peeled duct tapes, dirt streaks, metal dents, and collapsed flex ducts, to see whether you need an early inspection or not. These can also indicate the conditions of your current HVAC system, and can help you make the right choice after inspection.

2. Carbon Monoxide Detector: For an internal combustion furnace system, carbon monoxide detectors are important to safeguard the safety of your family. Heating contractors and Inspectors should check the battery of the power system to ensure that they are functioning in it’s best condition.

3. Chimney and Vents: It takes a professional to evaluate the serviceability and adequacy of your flues, vents, and chimneys. Even very subtle inadequacies can lead to safety and efficiency problems for homeowners.

4. Air-Filters: One should check the air filters of the forced-air heating systems. Any clogged filter can reduce the efficiency of the system and will lead to increased bill payments, and even system failure.

5. Motor and Fan: The motor and fan of this fairly straightforward process can include lubrication of bearings and cleaning of debris. The drive-belt conditions, performance, and alignment of the system should be checked for optimal performance.

6. Furnace: A less than functional furnace will create very impactful problems in a home. At low temperatures, your furnace is an important asset in distributing heat and warmth throughout your house. Be sure to do a full system breakdown of any issues. Any problems may also be linked to an electrical system malfunction since the furnace is reliant upon electricity to run properly. Have an inspector take a look at each system especially when one is dependant upon another.

There you have it, a few pointers to consider prior to a heating assessment. Have these items in your heating system checked by a licensed technician will go a long way in providing you with an efficient heating system for your home they will conduct a thorough and effective inspection you can count on.