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HVAC: How Annual Inspections Could Save You in the Long Run

by Rachel Foy 01/24/2022

Your HVAC system is one of the most important systems in your home. It's also one of the most expensive to replace, with the average cost of a new HVAC system easily ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. By taking care of your home's HVAC components, you can keep your living space comfortable all year round while also minimizing repair costs.One of the best ways to maintain your HVAC system is with an annual inspection/tune-up.

What is an HVAC Inspection?

An HVAC inspection is a service that is performed on a home's heating and cooling systems by an HVAC technician. Each system is typically inspected once a year, with heating inspections taking place in the fall and cooling inspections occurring during the spring.

While the exact services included in an HVAC inspection can vary from one company to the next, most will include such services as:

  • checking/changing air filters
  • checking refrigerant lines for leaks
  • voltage testing
  • lubrication of moving parts
  • thermostat assessment
  • condensate drain inspection
  • airflow evaluation

Benefits of Annual HVAC Inspections

Annual inspections can alert you to minor problems with your heating or cooling system before they turn into major issues. By making small repairs as the need arises, you can save yourself money on major repairs down the road and possibly extend the life of your heating and cooling systems.

HVAC inspections also provide you with peace of mind as you enter a cold winter or a sweltering hot summer. When you know that your home's systems have been properly maintained, your heating and cooling systems will be ready to keep your living space comfortable no matter what the weather brings.

Finally, having a record of regular HVAC inspections can come in handy when you try to sell your home down the road; this documentation can demonstrate to potential buyers that you have taken good care of your HVAC components.

About the Author

Rachel Foy

Hi, I'm Rachel Hillman Foy and I'd love to assist you. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.