In this page we will discuss how Mose handles inspecting the heating and cooling systems of your home.
A professional home inspection is conducted based on industry standards of practice. At Mose Home Inspection Services we base ourselves on is the ASHI & Inter-NACHI standards of practice. On this page we use the term “home” but the following equally applies to condominiums as well.
Living in the greater Montreal, Laval or Southshore areas of Québec we get our fair share of extreme weather. From freezing cold to blistering heat and humidity.
At Mose Home Inspection Services we understand how important it is to be comfortable in your home. That is why we take particular care to make sure your heating and cooling systems are inspected properly.
One of the most expensive components of your home is the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system. They require careful inspection to ensure energy-efficiency and proper operation. When they are neglected and dirty HVAC equipment wastes energy and usually break down prematurely.
First, we evaluate the general condition of the heating system and make sure that heat is being distributed properly throughout the home. If the furnace or boiler is old, the home inspector may recommend that it be replaced. The inspector determines if there are any safety risks, such as a loose flue connection or proximity to combustible materials.
Control panel function (using normal methods, no electrical testing)
Proper locating of thermostat
Heating and cooling method (i.e.; forced air, baseboards, central, etc.)
Proper function (i.e.; did the unit demonstrate heating & cooling)
Check for loose wires
Listen for squeaks & other unusual noises during operation
Verify condensation drainage
Look for rust (indication of poor ventilation and drainage)
Smell for gas leaks, check exchanges for cracks and abnormal discoloration
Check to see if the unit is clean (free of dust, insect debris, etc.)