Home inspections are a routine part of the home-buying process. But did you know it’s also wise to have the HVAC system inspected before closing on a San Marcos, Texas, home? An HVAC inspection may save you thousands of dollars on system replacement and utility bills by finding issues that a typical home inspection might miss.
Your HVAC System Accounts for About Half of Your Power Bill
According to Energy Star, the typical household spends over $2000 annually on energy bills. About half that amount goes toward heating and cooling costs. Knowing this, doesn’t it make sense to find out if the HVAC system in the home you’re about to buy runs efficiently? An inefficient unit can create an unnecessary financial burden by driving up your utility bills.
HVAC Systems are Too Expensive to Ignore
Your HVAC system is one of the most expensive components of your home. Replacing it is likely to cost thousands of dollars. While most homeowners know this is an expense they’ll have to deal with eventually, it’s smart to know what you’re getting into before purchasing a house. An HVAC inspection will give you a good idea of how long the system is likely to last and if you’ll have to make major repairs soon after moving.
Home Inspections Don’t Typically Include HVAC Inspections
The average home inspection doesn’t include an in-depth inspection of the HVAC system. Typically, a home inspector will turn the system on to make sure it runs. They may also perform a cursory inspection of the vents. However, this won’t give you a comprehensive picture of the system’s overall condition. Having the unit inspected by an HVAC professional is the best way to catch underlying issues. As a result, you’ll be able to have them fixed before you close.
The HVAC professionals at Woods Comfort Systems can inspect the HVAC system of the home you’re considering purchasing. We’ll provide you with detailed information about its condition. Give us a call at 512-842-5066.
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