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HVAC Home Inspections

HVAC Home Inspections

Buying or selling a home? Congratulations—this is an exciting time in your life! 

That said, there are matters to attend to before signing on the dotted line. As with any major purchase, an inspection is essential to avoid any surprises or potential issues that could result in spending additional money out of pocket. While a standard inspection will check for structural conditions, mold issues and electrical or plumbing problems, a clean bill of health on your HVAC system can be a major selling (or buying) point—especially during negotiations.  Simply put, an HVAC inspection is an investment.

Sellers

For sellers, we know you want to ensure that the home you are handing off to new owners is safe and reliable. While we certainly hope you’ve been having your HVAC unit serviced regularly (hyperlink to services page)with up-to-date records that will help alleviate the fears of buyers, offering to have an independent inspection with one of our trained technicians is sure to impress.

During your inspection, one of our certified technicians will thoroughly test your HVAC system for performance and functionality. With the report in hand, you can feel confident that nothing will come up that could set your sale off track. 

Selling your home? Get in touch with us today for a comprehensive overview of what you can expect from your HVAC system inspection prior to the sale of your well-loved home. We will inspect and test the following:

Inspection includes:

  1. We will check and clean the thermostat.
  2. We will check all electrical connections and verify that all connections are tight and properly connected.
  3. We will oil and grease motors which will in turn extend the life of the motor.
  4. We will blow out and flush drain lines and verify they are draining properly.
  5. We will check and record refrigerant pressures.
  6. We will wash the condenser coil which will ensure proper capacity and efficiency of the unit.
  7. We will check and record operating amperages and voltages of all motors.
  8. We will check and record the temperature spilt across the evaporator coil.
  9. We will make an overall visual inspection of the entire cooling system.
  10. We will visually inspect the heat exchanger or heat strips.
  11. We will inspect all safety controls.
  12. We will inspect the gas lines to the furnace if applicable.
  13. We will check and record the temperature spilt across the furnace or heat strips.
  14. We will make an overall visual inspection of the entire heating system.
  15. Inspect for problematic airflow through the home.

Buyers

While it’s always important for a seller to have a clear conscious going into the final days of their home sale, it’s even more important for you as a buyer to have all the facts before making the biggest financial investments of your life.

On average an HVAC system has a lifespan of 10-15 years, though if it is properly cared for throughout its lifetime, it can easily continue working past that timeframe. During a routine real estate home inspection, a system could look and sound in working order, leaving the inspector to assume there are no potential problems before continuing to other areas of the house. 

Unfortunately, problems with the HVAC system are some of the most overlooked issues during an inspection. Without the proper tools and specific knowledge, an inspector isn’t always equipped to conduct a comprehensive exam.  A faulty HVAC system can cost you money each month due to reduced energy efficiency and also in repair or replacement expenses. 

To avoid this, contact us today at 985-626-7741 to have our experienced team members survey and assess the HVAC system in the house you hope to soon call home. Get our seal of approval today!

Having a Burkhart HVAC inspection will ensure that the following is inspected:

Inspection includes:

  1. We will check the thermostat.
  2. We will inspect all electrical connections.
  3. We will inspect the drain pans and verify they are draining properly.
  4. We will check and record operating amperages and voltages of all motors.
  5. We will check and record the temperature spilt across the evaporator coil.
  6. We will make an overall visual inspection of the entire cooling system.
  7. We will visually inspect the heat exchanger or heat strips.
  8. We will inspect all safety controls.
  9. We will inspect the gas lines to the furnace if applicable.
  10. We will check and record the temperature spilt across the furnace or heat strips.
  11. We will make an overall visual inspection of the entire heating system.
  12. Inspect for problematic airflow through the home.

To schedule an inspection with a member of our Burkhardt HVAC Inspection team, please call today. We service the Northshore (985) 626-7741 and Southshore (504) 277-7520.

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