3 Major Reasons To Have Your HVAC System Inspected ASAP
How long has it been since you had your HVAC system inspected by a professional? Are you the type who waits until there is something wrong to call in a professional? While there's nothing wrong with wanting to avoid paying for unnecessary services, there is a point where it becomes silly to try to avoid calling in a professional. There are a number of reasons why paying for an inspection can be a good investment and more than worth your time. Some of the best reasons include:
Catch past mistakes: If you aren't the original owner of the HVAC system, such as if you've recently moved into a new home, and you haven't yet had an inspection of the system itself, it's an extremely good idea to have that done as soon as possible. There's a chance that the previous owners attempted to do repairs themselves, potentially making things worse even though everything appears to be fine. If they messed with the electrical system, they may have created a hazard that is just waiting to start a fire. A professional HVAC inspection will catch this sort of issue, rewiring as necessary to ensure that everything is up to current safety standards.
Estimate lifespan: While the previous owner may have told you that he or she purchased the HVAC system only a few years ago, there's a chance that it's already nearing the end of its useful life. Without proper maintenance and regular inspections, minor electrical and other issues can build up until it's no longer economically feasible to repair the system. A professional inspection can give you a better idea as to how long your current system will last and whether or not you should start shopping around for a replacement HVAC system. If it is necessary, the sooner you start looking for a new system, the more money you're likely to save on the purchase and installation.
Increase lifespan: As already mentioned, improper maintenance will shorten the life of any HVAC system. But proper maintenance and inspections, as per the owner's manual, may allow the unit to last even beyond its expected lifespan. The manufacturer's estimates as to how long a particular system will last are often based on the average expected maintenance schedule. Since many people are not very good at following any kind of schedule, the manufacturer may give a shortened lifespan estimate in order to avoid any legal issues with units failing before they are supposed to. But if the manufacturer estimates that the unit will last 25 or 30 years, you may be able to add another 5 or 10 years to that by ensuring that any electrical, plumbing, or other issues are repaired promptly after each professional inspection.