We can categorize a heating system by either their fuel source (common fuels are natural gas, heating oil, propane or electricity) or their distribution method (water, steam or warm air). Since the Northeast is prone to bitter cold winter weather, your heating system should always be performing at its best. Regular maintenance should never be taken lightly, nor should the potential dangers this major system could cause to you and your home. There are components of the heating system that should only be inspected by a licensed professional. As your home inspector, we may recommend this to you, not just for peace of mind, but also for educational purposes.
Central air conditioning used to be considered a luxury in the Northeast… CT. is no stranger to that statement. More and more though, older homes are being converted and/or retrofitted to accept central air conditioning, and with some of the latest technology, efficiency ratings are at a premium. As your home inspector we inspect a permanently installed system, with or without ducts (mini-splits). One condition that is important to know as our client is we cannot operate an air conditioning system when the ambient temperature is below 65 degrees. The likelihood of damaging the equipment has a very high probability and we will always recommend a client have their system fully inspected and tested by a licensed HVAC technician as the warmer summer cooling days approach.