(Near I-70 and Harlan)
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
When you are in the market for a new home, you know that there are various things that must be inspected before you make a purchase. “Big-ticket” items, such as the roof and the foundation, can definitely be deal-breakers. There is another important item that needs to be inspected before you make an offer on a home. The HVAC system of your potential home should be inspected from top to bottom to ensure that it is fully-operational and safe.
While the home inspector you choose may turn on each system to make sure they run, they need to take it to the next level as well. The following HVAC inspection tips will help you understand what your HVAC professional should be looking for during the inspection.
Leaky ductwork – The ducts of your HVAC system are like the veins running throughout your body. They carry the heated and cooled air to the different rooms of the home. If your ductwork is shoddy, your energy costs will rise, your HVAC system will not operate efficiently, and you could be exposed to various health hazards.
Mold – One of the health hazards that can arise from ductwork in need of repair, mold grows in moist areas. When your ductwork allows moisture to develop, there is a good chance of mold. Mold will quickly spread and your ducts will carry the mold spores to each room of your home. The mold can trigger asthma attacks and even cause you to become ill.
Carbon monoxide – Your HVAC professional should test for elevated levels of carbon monoxide. This can be the result of a furnace that is not working right. Carbon monoxide is deadly and, while your HVAC professional can check the levels, you should make sure you have detectors installed to protect your family in the future.
Ventilation – Inadequate ventilation can lead to increased allergies, moisture and other problems. Your HVAC professional should inspect the system to ensure that your home has the proper ventilation.