Furnace install, what were they thinking?
During a recent home inspection, I ran across this furnace that was installed in the attic.
The home was built in 2008 and was really built well.
Too bad the plumber and the mechanical contractors were not thinking along those lines.
Here is the furnace hooked up to a ceiling light. No box, no separate breaker for the furnace and not even a wire nut for a little bit of security for the connection. They simply tapped into the power supply for the overhead light.
Then I checked out the plenum to the furnace. It was not insulated at all.
Why use insulated duct work if you choose not to insulate the start of the trunk system? Makes no sense again.
This home has and will have issues. I listed the issues on the report, but what the buyer wants to do about them is up to him.
All I can do is advise on what I find. List it in the report and hope the buyer makes an informed decision.
Have a great day everyone.
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