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Why Home Buyers Should Get the HVAC Inspected Separately from the Home Inspection

Posted by Ed Miller on Thu, Jan 31, 2019

bigstock-Sold-Home-For-Sale-Sign-in-Fro-11934065Buying a new home is an exciting time with lots to do between the time you enter into a purchase agreement until your closing date arrives. Because this purchase is likely to be one of the biggest investments of your life, you will want to make sure that everything is up to par by having a home inspection. But did you know that you should also have a separate inspection of the home’s heating, air conditioning and ventilation system?

Why Should You Have a Separate HVAC Inspection?

Every homebuyer knows how important a home inspection is for alerting you to any existing or potential problems with the home you are purchasing. But the average home inspection will not include a comprehensive HVAC inspection. Basically, a home inspector will only turn on the furnace and air conditioner to make sure they work. However, this is often not enough to ensure you get a detailed picture of its overall condition.


When it comes to home inspections, problems with HVAC systems are often missed during a typical home inspection. While the furnace and air conditioner may appear to be in good working order, there could be underlying problems that only a professional HVAC inspector could catch during a thorough inspection.

Replacing an HVAC System Can Be Costly

There are plenty of expenses that arise when you purchase a home. The last thing you need is the unexpected and unpleasant surprise of having to replace a furnace or air conditioner. Both are major appliances that, unlike a refrigerator or dishwasher, could cost thousands of dollars.

Keeping Heating and Cooling Costs in Check

An HVAC inspection will let you know whether the home’s HVAC system is in good working order. A system that is not in good working order can mean higher bills to keep your home warm or cool. So you will want to make sure that your system is working properly by having it checked out by an HVAC professional.

HVAC Inspection, A Wise Investment

In comparison, the cost of an HVAC inspection is much less expensive than replacing or having to have major repairs made to a furnace or air conditioner soon after buying your new home. Spending money on a HVAC inspection is a wise investment that can save you money and prevent you from unknowingly purchasing a home with heating and cooling problems.


Protect yourself from making a bad investment or losing an opportunity to negotiate a better price when purchasing a home. Contact the heating and cooling experts at Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule a complete inspection of your prospective home's heating and cooling system before you finalize the purchase.

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