Buying and selling homes can be both exciting and stressful. Your realtor will often recommend having a whole home inspection performed before buying or selling a home. Home inspectors can make you aware of any possible problems that the home may have. Here are three reasons why you should have your heating and air system inspected by an HVAC contractor in additional to a regular home inspection.

  1. Heating and air systems are one of top missed problems on a regular home inspection: North Carolina home inspectors are only required to examine the heating and cooling systems “where readily visible.” HVAC systems are very complex and may have serious issues that are not noticeable at a glance. On home inspection reports, you will notice a disclaimer stating that further inspection of heating and air equipment should be completed by a licensed HVAC contractor.
  2. Most expensive appliance in the home:  A new heating and air installation can cost you anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 and major repairs could cost up to $2,000 or more.  At prices like these, its important to know what you’re getting into before you buy your home. Also, sellers can be more upfront with potential buyers and can adjust the selling price if necessary.
  3. Almost half of energy bills go to heating and cooling: No one wants to spend more on their electric bills than they have to. To ensure that your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner is working at optimum efficiency, it is important for an HVAC contractor to do an inspection. The cost of utility bills is an essential factor to consider when determining your budget.

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