Want to know more about why you need heating inspections? Keep reading on for everything you need to know.
1. Getting the Age of Different Parts
When you have a home inspection, the inspector can find the age of your HVAC system and estimate the age of your roof too.
HVAC systems decrease in efficiency over time, with a lifespan of around 20 years. Once you know the age, or rough age, of your HVAC system you’ll be able to plan to get a replacement.
Likewise, roofs have lifespans too, depending on material quality, weather conditions, and other factors. As they’re expensive to replace, it makes sense to get an estimate of your roof’s age.
2. Detect Potential Issues
An aging HVAC system or roof isn’t the only potential problem that could appear during a heating inspection.
While the inspection is taking place, your inspector will have a number of tasks to do. When checking the quality of the system and making sure everything’s working as it should, the inspector will be able to raise anything that could become a problem in the future, potentially saving you a lot of money.
3. Identify Valuable Fixtures
Although there might be certain fixtures than you dislike or want to replace, it’s worth holding off until everything’s been inspected. During a plumbing inspection or heating inspection, you may find that a feature you don’t like is actually pretty valuable, and could sell for more than you expect.
Vintage fixtures can often be sold for surprisingly large fees, and you never know what’ll be in the house, so make sure you have that inspection first!
4. Keep Your Furnace Going Longer
You want your furnace to keep working well, so don’t leave it too late.
Get an inspection, and you’ll find out if there any problems surrounding plumbing and heating that might need addressing before they become larger and leave you out of pocket and out of time.
This is particularly important before the winter months, as a winter breakdown of your furnace will cause you no end of problems. Look after your system and take care of it, preparing it for winter, and it should keep going.
5. Make Sure of Efficiency
Around half of the total energy used in your home is likely to go towards heating and cooling, so it’s important to make sure your system is working just as it should — if not, you’ll be getting less efficiency for a higher price.
Your inspector will ensure that efficiency is maximized, so you’ll be saving energy, extending your system’s life, and reducing the risk of emergency care being needed.
Plumbing and Heating Inspections
Make no mistake, heating inspections are important and can help you not only save money but look after your HVAC system too. Make sure you arrange an inspection as soon as possible — your home, and wallet, will thank you!
For more advice on looking after your home and yourself, check out some of our other posts.