As a property owner, it’s important that the equipment in your home is safe and properly installed. To ensure that this is the case in all homes and businesses in a certain area, local municipalities will typically put into place a specific set of rules that will outline how a new installation should be completed and what is needed for repairs and maintenance. These codes are reviewed every few years, and changes are made when necessary. Older homes don’t need to constantly have work done to keep up with the changes. Old work is generally grandfathered in.
How Do I Know If My HVAC System Is up to Code?
If you know that your home was constructed by a reputable contractor in the area, then it’s likely the work was properly performed. When a new home or structure is built, inspections need to periodically be completed in order to proceed with other phases of the project. If HVAC compliance is not met, additional work and another inspection will be needed.
If you have an older home and you’re not the original owner, you can’t be too sure of the work that was previously done. There may have been a homeowner that attempted to make repairs themselves that were out of code. A contractor that wasn’t very knowledgeable regarding the current code may have improperly completed work. You can always have a professional come in to inspect your current furnace and HVAC system to see if anything is cause for concern. This is something that’s a very good idea if you’re planning to list your home for sale soon or you’re in the middle of a home renovation.
You can reach out to NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning if you live in the area of Spokane or the surrounding areas and are in need of HVAC service of any kind. We can take on the installation of a new furnace or air conditioner, perform routine maintenance that will protect the longevity of your system, or take care of emergency repairs.