Heating And Cooling In A Home Inspection

Your Eagle Eye Property Inspector will perform a visual examination based upon our standards of practice. Here we will describe more information on the heating and cooling and what you should inspect for your inspection. Listed below you will also see some sample pictures taken of an heating and cooling for your reference. Please feel free to contact us any time with any questions you might have.

3.4. Heating


I. THE INSPECTOR SHALL INSPECT:


A. the location of the thermostat for the heating system;
B. the energy source; and
C. the heating method.


III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

A. any heating system that did not operate; and
B. if the heating system was deemed inaccessible.


IV. The inspector is not required to:

A. inspect or evaluate the interior of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh-air intakes, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems.
B. inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems.
C. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system.
D. light or ignite pilot flames.
E. activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment.
F. override electronic thermostats.
G. evaluate fuel quality.
H. verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks.


3.5. Cooling


I. The inspector shall inspect:

A. the cooling system using normal operating controls.


II. The inspector shall describe:

A. the location of the thermostat for the cooling system; and
B. the cooling method.


III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

A. any cooling system that did not operate; and
B. if the cooling system was deemed inaccessible.


IV. The inspector is not required to:

A. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system.
B. inspect portable window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters.
C. operate equipment or systems if the exterior temperature is below 65° Fahrenheit, or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment.
D. inspect or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks.
E. examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.


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