You may be in the hunt for a new place to call home. If you are, you will have potential houses inspected by a home inspector.
But will you have your heating and air conditioning system inspected separately?
You should. Here’s 3 reasons why.
Your Heating and Air Conditioning System is Almost Half of Your Energy Bill
ENERGY STAR’s reports show that almost half of your yearly energy bill will go to heating and cooling your home.
Therefore, you want to make sure the home’s heating and air conditioning systems are in good, working order so you will not spend more than you need to in energy bills.
An HVAC inspection can uncover any problems that affect energy efficiency.
50% of Home Warranty Claims are for Heating and Cooling Systems
According to Home Warranty, 50% of the claims they pay are on home heating and air conditioning systems.
Part of the reason is that home buyers assume that the home inspector has tested their heating and air conditioning equipment. But the home inspector may simply turn on your furnace and air conditioner to make sure they work.
Even if the furnace and air conditioner appear to be functioning, there may be an underlying problem that the home inspector cannot see (such as a cracked heat exchanger.)
If you look at your inspection report closely, you will likely see a disclaimer from the home inspector that states he/she is not an HVAC expert and you should get a separate inspection from a qualified HVAC contractor.
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems are the Most Expensive Appliances in Your Home
Buying a home is a major investment.
And it’s one that comes with plenty of expenses, as every homeowner can attest. But one of the biggest investments within your home is the heating and air conditioning system.
A new furnace and air conditioner can cost in the thousands while other appliances (like your oven and refrigerator) are much less costly. So it makes sense to get your HVAC system checked out ahead of time to know what you’re getting into.
HVAC Inspections Save Money and Headache
An HVAC inspection takes just a little bit of time and money and gives you a clearer picture of what to expect if you decide to purchase the home.
Need to get an air conditioning and heating system inspection for a Valley-Metro home from a trusted HVAC company? Schedule one online with Cooper Climate Control, your heating & cooling specialists.