Summer is Coming - Check your HVAC
On a recent home inspection on a very nice home in the Colorado Springs, I was inspecting the HVAC system. I had noted that the outside air conditioning unit was only a few months old and had anticipate the rest of the system to be taken care of as well.
What is that?
When I entered the utility room I immediately noticed rust colored deposits around the furnace, floor, and water heater. When I opened up the inspection panel on the furnace I saw more deposits and indications of past leaks.
Where does it come from?
When a home has air conditioning and a humidifier, a water leak or condensation can come from a multitude of sources. The humidifier can develop deposits and cease to function correctly. Condensation can form on the coil, then freeze and thaw. Condensation lines can become clogged and fail to drain correctly.
Why they need to be serviced by a professional
As you can see from the above pictures the leak had damaged the furnace, the duct work, the floor, and the base of the water heater. This was not a new leak. It had been an issue for quite a while. If the HVAC system had been serviced by a certified HVAC contractor annually the problem could have been caught and corrected prior to causing such damage.
Pro-Tip - Inspecting and servicing your heating and cooling system once a month and having it serviced by a certified HVAC contractor annually will save you money in the long run and ensure that you and your family are enjoying the benefits of modern heating and cooling systems.
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