HVAC home inspection is one of the most important things a homeowner uses and experiences on a daily basis. Common HVAC problems are numerous. We find dirty filters, ductwork problems, exhaust system issues, cracked heat exchangers, dirty or clogged coils, uneven pads, missing parts, and more. If the heater or air conditioning units are not producing uniformity, adequate distribution, or poses a danger risk, you can trust us to make it known. We break down our HVAC services by specialty, with every home inspection covering a Heating checklist, Ventilation checklist, and Air Conditioning checklist.
Functional operation of heating system and thermostat
Age of heating system components
Method of heating and energy source
Accessibility of heating system
Ventilation, especially in areas like the attic, is very important to pay close attention to. Your home can stay cooler in the summer by preventing heat entrapment and in poorly ventilated spaces. Ventilation can also limit ice dams in the winter which are often a result of warm (usually improperly ventilated) attics that allow snow on the roof above to melt. The water then runs down to reach the eaves which are no longer above a heated attic or living space. This causes the water to refreeze and potentially find its way back up under the shingles. Unfortunately, ice dams can result in rotted soffit, fascia and trim boards, water infiltration, and possibly attract insects if not prevented. In addition, improper ventilation in the attic can cause intense summer heat to bake the roofing materials from underneath, resulting in premature deterioration. Lastly, moisture condensation and accumulation under roof sheathing can lead to damaged roofing wood and mold growth if an attic is improperly ventilated. We know all of the things to look for beforehand, so you don't have to:
Inspection of unfinished spaces - Attic, Crawlspace, Foundation areas
Mechanical exhaust systems in kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry areas
Did you know? Air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air! One way to keep your living condition air as clean as possible is to maintain a functioning air conditioner. In the heat of the summer, you expect the air conditioner to keep climate controlled throughout the blistering heat. The lifespan of an air conditioner can range from 10-15 years and it is critical to know where you stand in that spectrum. When you draw near to, or extend beyond this age, the chances of a replacement or significant repair increases dramatically. Our home inspectors are highly trained in all types of air conditioning unit inspection and will report any issues a home buyer or home seller should know. Our reports for every home inspection include observing:
Functional operation of air conditioning unit
Age of air conditioning unit
Method of cooling and energy source
We service Middlesex County, Somerset County, Union County, Essex County, Hunterdon County, Monmouth County, Bergen County, and Morris County!