Is My Home Furnace up to Code?
Your furnace, air conditioning unit, and HVAC system that heats and cools your home needs to be installed very precisely in order for it to work as intended. Proper installation also equates to the overall safety of your system. In order to ensure that companies are completing installations and repairs properly, local municipalities will institute building codes that must be followed. This relates to not only work on an HVAC system but also things like electrical work and plumbing installation.
It’s recommended by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials that these codes are looked at every three years to see if any necessary changes should be made. Not to fear–work done before the code changed doesn’t mean that you’re out of compliance. Your home may be grandfathered in, based on the age of your home and when the HVAC system was installed.
Understanding HVAC Codes
A reputable professional in the Cheyenne area should be able to determine if there are any concerns with your HVAC system with regards to it being within the current code. A professional must keep up with any changes that are being made to the area’s requirements. Any repair work and maintenance that you have done moving forward needs to be done to code as well, so this is something you can inquire about the next time that you have an HVAC specialist come by.
If you have someone work on your HVAC system that isn’t knowledgeable and does the work incorrectly, this could result in penalties or fines. In the long run, you could end up spending more money repairing the work that was initially done.
Common Code Problems
We most commonly see code issues with regards to furnaces and air conditioners that aren’t the proper size for the structure that they’re installed in. This can be dangerous, but it also prevents the home or office from having properly conditioned air. Another common issue is insufficient ductwork or insufficient ventilation.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable HVAC professional in the Cheyenne area, we encourage you to reach out to us at your convenience. In addition to reviewing your HVAC system to see if it’s up to code, we can also perform routine seasonal maintenance, take care of necessary repairs, or even assist with the installation of a new furnace or air conditioning unit. Contact Advanced Comfort Solutions for more information!Tags: Furnace Code Compliance