Are you selling a house with a central air conditioning system?
Spring is the time to make sure cooling systems are in good working order. If an air conditioner hasn’t been turned on this year, or perhaps still has the winter cover on it – you may get a surprise when a buyer’s home inspector reports that the system is inaccessible, shut down or worst of all – doesn’t seem to work.
While there are a few things homeowners can do to extend the life of cooling equipment and keep it running at efficiently, other jobs are best left to the professionals.
Simple things that can be done by any homeowner:
What does a licensed HVAC technician do?
Government and utilities understand the importance of equipment maintenance and offer incentives and rebates for homeowners to improve or upgrade their systems.
Let’s get ahead of the game by making sure air conditioners "spring" to life before someone else finds out they don’t!
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.