As summer’s heat recedes and the colder fall weather moves in, now is the time to make sure that your home or business is winter-ready before the flakes start to fly. The last thing you want is to turn your thermostat up when the first deep chill of autumn comes only to find your furnace isn’t working. Scheduling a professional inspection appointment today can help you not only get peace of mind, but potentially also find hidden issues that may be costing you money every year.
During a comprehensive inspection, an expert will review your entire heating system to verify that it is in working condition and that all connections and vents are clear of debris or dirt and grime build up. This includes checking a forced air furnace, opening the panels and inspecting the filters to ensure that there are no visible problems, as well as checking ductwork connections to look for places where you may be losing heat or exhaust vents that may be allowing carbon monoxide to leak into your home or commercial building. The inspector will also check heating vents and returns throughout the structure, making sure that these are free of problems that could lead to inefficiencies or cause your furnace to have to work harder to raise the temperature.
For hot water heating systems, the inspector will also review radiators to look for signs of any hidden issues. A broken radiator can leak, leading to not only inefficient heating, but also water damage that can become a serious issue if left untreated. The inspector will also verify that your radiator’s valves are open, and make recommendations to ensure you’re getting the most from your system, like suggesting additional insulation for the piping that leads throughout the house from your heating system.
Using cutting-edge infrared thermal imaging and thermography, a Center Grove inspector can also identify issues that may not be visible to the naked eye. Thermal imaging will find locations in your home of business that may be hiding hidden drafts, insufficient insulation or covered leaks that could be allowing heat to escape. Identifying and repairing these problems before winter starts will not only help keep you more comfortable during the colder months, but also save you money by helping you retain heat for longer and preventing the warmed air from escaping, potentially saving you thousands of dollars a year.
Don’t delay on finding these savings and making sure that you won’t be left in the cold this winter. Contact Center Grove Real Estate Inspections today to schedule your inspection appointment.