Furnace replacement, contractors need to pay attention to details.
When homes get new appliances installed. The owners of the homes are really counting on the contractors. They want the new appliance installed the right way every time.
The customer should not have to tell the contractors to do the job the right way. After all they are being charged for doing the job or install the right way. So why not do it the right way every time?
I run into homes with newer appliances. These could be a new furnace, water heater, range, dishwasher, vent hood, bath vents, A/C units and the list goes on and on.
On this home in 2007. The homes heating and cooling systems were upgraded with a double system.
That's great right? Not if the units were not installed correctly.
Even though there are several thoughts on the subject, and even if the local mechanical inspector will not call out the missed code violations.
I still have to. There is a reason the codes are in place and need to be followed.
Here we have a set of furnaces installed in 2007. See what I see?
Here we have the dual system. But the issue remains.
There are no sediment traps for the furnaces. Neither one has one.
There are no "approved sticker" on the units anywhere. This tells me that they were installed without a permit.
This is not the really big thing. After the moving of the furnaces and the ducting. There were several open areas to the attic left in the ceiling.
Why is that? The grill on the left is not screened off and the pipe or duct in the ceiling in not either.
Open to the attic for anything to crawl into the home.
The large ducting in the rear of the picture is the fresh air intake for the furnaces. And this is a heated room.
If you are buying a home and want a very good home inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico.
Have a great day every one.