Home Buyers Inspection

 

 Have a peace of mind knowing you're making the right decision.

Home Inspectors typically do a great job providing an overall, general picture of the condition of the home you are looking to buy. Some even offer added specialties such as foundation analysis. However, few home inspectors are skilled tradesmen such as HVAC and/or Plumbing professionals. Hidden problems below the surface of a standard home inspection during the home buying process, could cost you 10’s of thousands of dollars!!

Having additional inspections performed, has two potential outcomes: Peace of mind or the potential to save or avoid 10’s of thousands of dollars and a handful of headaches in the future.

 HVAC


  • The average life of an HVAC system is 10-15 years. If the equipment was registered at time of install, and the system was installed by a licensed HVAC Technician, the typical maximum manufacturers parts warranty is 10 years. This is no coincidence.
  • Manufacturers test their HVAC systems enough to know how long they will last and apply the warranty accordingly.
  • An unregistered system was likely installed by someone not licensed, therefore likely not installed properly, and only has a 5-year limited manufacturer’s warranty available and could be void altogether.
  • The manufacturers also require home owners have their HVAC system maintenance performed by a licensed HVAC technician, twice a year, in order to maintain their warranty. This also, is no coincidence.
  • Lack of proper maintenance, to identify small problems before they become big problems, can reduce the efficiency of your system by up to 30%, create the need for costly repairs, and potentially shave years off of the life of your HVAC system.
  • Regularly scheduled preventative maintenance can help improve efficiency, capacity, performance, and potentially extend the life of your HVAC system, all of which save you money!
  • Airflow and Ductwork
  • See the excerpt below from the Texas Mechanical Systems Field Guide:

 “Efficiency, comfort, and safety problems with residential heating and cooling systems are rampant throughout the U.S… There are several reasons why so many HVAC systems suffer from inadequate airflow, but in Texas the most common is under sizing of the return air grille and return air duct…” An EPA sponsored report entitled “National Energy Savings Potential from Addressing Residential HVAC Installation Problems.” Found the following: Compiled Research Results: Field Studies on HVAC Performance Installation-Related Problems Duct air leakage (Ave. 270 CFM25) 70% Inadequate airflow 70%

Air flow is a serious problem for HVAC systems here in the U.S. and Texas. Be sure to get your ductwork inspected by Quality Service Contractors today!

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