Category Archives: Heating

At the end of the home inspection one of the last things that will be inspected is the heating system and supply registers. After activating the furnace and taking your required pictures for that section the next thing to do would be going into every room to check that the heat source is working properly. […]

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While the inspector is at the heating system the heating label needs to be checked so the age of the system can be determined. It is sometimes difficult to get a clear picture of the label due to its location in the heating system but being able to read the serial number from the label […]

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While the inspector is inspecting a solid fuel fireplace they should check the damper if it is accessible. The inspector should also check for any cracking in the fireplace. It is always good practice to recommend that they have the fireplace cleaned by a chimney sweep before using the fireplace. Please review the full procedure […]

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When the inspector is inspecting a gas fireplace it needs to be turned on using the normal operating controls (like a switch on the wall) and a clear picture of the flames needs to be taken. It is also important to check for any gas leaks with the gas detector and take a picture with […]

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While the inspector is checking the heating system they will need to operate the heat by using the thermostat. It is very important to take a picture before touching the thermostat and to take a second picture of the thermostat after it has been set to the original setting. If there are multiple thermostats in […]

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When the inspector is at the heating system the inspector should check all exposed gas piping for any gas leaks. The gas detector should be turned on as soon as you start to inspect the system because it will take a few moments for it to calibrate before it is ready to test for any […]

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COMPLAINT FROM THE CUSTOMER: After completing a home inspection there was call from the listing agent with multiple complaints. They said that we left both the front door and back door unlocked, that we tracked dog poop into the home, and that we didn’t properly replace the attic access hatch. It is important to remember to […]

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When inspecting the heating system the inspector should check for the presence of condensation and drain components if there is an air conditioning unit connected to the furnace. It is important to check the piping to make sure that there are no leaks and that they are properly routed to a floor drain or a […]

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While the inspector is at the heating system they should inspect for the presence of a humidifier. Inspection of the humidifier is outside the scope of a home inspection but we should still check to make sure it is installed securely and there are no signs of leaking. Please review the entire procedure below.   […]

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While inspecting the heating system the inspector will want to determine if it is properly accessible and make note of where it is located in the property. Please review the entire procedure below.   NACHI SOP International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection   3.4. Heating   I. The inspector shall inspect: […]

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