Breaking Down the HVAC Home Inspection Process

Inspecting your home when buying or selling and even routine maintenance check-ups can seem overwhelming on paper. After all, you might have seen a list of checks and tests like these:

HVAC Inspection Checks:

  • Vent systems for leaks or blocks
  • Heat exchanger for corrosion, cracks or separation
  • Blower check which includes cleaning its components
  • Air intake grills for blocks
  • Burner for correct ignition
  • All electrical connections for corrosion
  • Flue inspection for blocks
  • Belts for wear and tear
  • Furnace air filter

HVAC Inspection Tests:

  • Seal on blower access door
  • Amp-draw test on blower motor
  • Flame sensors for correct operation
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Unit’s safety controls
  • System’s start-up cycle for functionality

Truth be told, an HVAC home inspection is not as intimidating as the above lists make it seem. Keep in mind a professional is the one doing all of the hard work and should be walking you through the process. So, how does an HVAC home inspection come to be? Here are the steps in our process.

Thiele’s 3-Step HVAC Home Inspection Process

Our proven inspection process delivers customized recommendations to meet your HVAC needs. You won’t be disappointed with an inefficient system that is doesn’t fit your needs.

1. Kick-Off Call with HVAC Professional

On our kick-off call, we collect basic information and identify your HVAC needs and issues. This call is important in completing any admin work so we can efficiently move through our inspection process with you. Our goal on this call is to listen and assess.

2. Estimate & Recommendations

While a “normal” inspection can take a quick 20 minutes, our in-depth process may take up to two hours. During the inspection process, we first discuss any issues you have with your current system and then we begin the home tour. A ‘Load Analysis Test’ takes place to determine the level of heat loss or heat gain within your home. We will then perform a ‘Sizing Analysis’ that helps determine how large or small your HVAC should be to fit your space correctly. There are also routine system checks to identify any potential roadblocks with the current system’s parts.

3. HVAC Installation and/or Maintenance

After we discuss your estimate and options, we will then schedule out the installations and maintenance to fit your schedule. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Looking to buy a home and aren’t sure about its HVAC? Contact one our experienced technicians who can answer each of your questions!