Albert Lea Inspection: HVAC Inspection (507) 721-0122
Furnace and Air Conditioner Inspection:
This particular subject costs Home-buyers, Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors, a substantial amount of money annually when the buyer’s expectations are not met after their HVAC system, which is a mechanical device that can fail at any moment, does in fact fail.
Your certified Inspector Will Describe:
A. the energy sources and cooling equipment type
B. Operate the systems using normal operating controls (thermostat).
C. Open readily available access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance.
Annual furnace inspection
In MN, it’s not a matter of if you’ll need your heating system, but when.
As winter looms and temperatures continue to drop, those heating systems will be turned on more frequently than normal. From gas furnaces to space heaters to fireplaces to a combination of them, each have their own unique safety features that you should be aware of.
No matter how you heat your home, we want you and your family to stay safe this winter. We encourage you to review and follow these guidelines:
Yearly furnace inspections
To ensure your furnace is in proper functioning condition, have it inspected at least once a year. This will ensure proper air flow, reduce costly repairs and improve its overall energy efficiency.
Since most furnaces rely on natural gas, oil or propane to generate heat, even a small issue can cause a gas leak in your home and exposure to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.
For this reason, yearly furnace inspections are non negotiable.
Space heater safety
Portable space heaters are a popular source of supplemental heat during the winter months, but safety should be a top consideration when using them.
Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in the United States. Always plug your space heaters directly into a wall outlet — extension cords or power strips can overheat and cause fires.
In addition, never use a kerosene heater indoors.
If you heat with an indoor fireplace, your chimney should be inspected and cleaned once a year. The inspection will identify any defects or issues that need to be addressed. A chimney sweep will remove soot, blockages and built-up creosote from your chimney liner, firebox, smoke chamber and damper.
This cleaning will ensure your system is operating safely and efficiently.