Why Should You Get a Home Inspection?

Given how important the health and safety of your home is, it makes sense to schedule a home inspection periodically to access its condition. This process involves examining all parts of your home, including its structure, the condition of your mechanical systems, along with its exterior and interior integrity. 

Why Should You Get a Home Inspection?If you’re anticipating selling your home, having it professionally evaluated puts you in front of the one issue facing buyers, which is learning your home’s exact condition. Most lenders require a professional inspection before they’ll fund a loan.

Even if you’re not selling, an inspection can show you where problems exist and the steps to solve them. Home inspections may even cut your home heating and cooling costs, similar to a professional energy audit.

What’s Involved

When you schedule the inspection, set aside a few hours so you can go through your home with the inspector. He or she will review each component of your home, so you can learn about its condition. Although you’ll get a written report with visuals, it’s helpful to see and learn this information firsthand.

What to Expect

During a home inspection, your professional will focus on the condition of its:

  • Plumbing
  • Wiring
  • Insulation
  • HVAC system
  • Appliances
  • Roofing
  • Exterior integrity
  • Indoor drywall
  • Fireplace
  • Chimneys, vent stacks and flues
  • Yard, including fencing and swimming areas

Once you have the report in-hand, you’ll learn where the deficiencies are. An issue with your HVAC system, in particular, may need more in depth evaluation by an HVAC pro before you take action. Inviting a NATE-certified (North American Technician Excellence) contractor will lend you the expertise you need before moving ahead.

If you’d like more information about home inspections and the condition of your HVAC system, contact the pros at Amarillo Air Conditioning. We’re a NATE-certified HVAC contractor that has been serving Amarillo and Canyon homeowners for nearly 60 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Amarillo, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about home inspections and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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