HVAC: How Annual Inspections Could Save You in the Long Run

by Carol McCullough Relocation Certified 10/29/2023

Your HVAC system is one of the most important systems in your home. It's also one of the most expensive to replace, with the average cost of a new HVAC system easily ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. By taking care of your home's HVAC components, you can keep your living space comfortable all year round while also minimizing repair costs.One of the best ways to maintain your HVAC system is with an annual inspection/tune-up.

What is an HVAC Inspection?

An HVAC inspection is a service that is performed on a home's heating and cooling systems by an HVAC technician. Each system is typically inspected once a year, with heating inspections taking place in the fall and cooling inspections occurring during the spring.

While the exact services included in an HVAC inspection can vary from one company to the next, most will include such services as:

  • checking/changing air filters
  • checking refrigerant lines for leaks
  • voltage testing
  • lubrication of moving parts
  • thermostat assessment
  • condensate drain inspection
  • airflow evaluation

Benefits of Annual HVAC Inspections

Annual inspections can alert you to minor problems with your heating or cooling system before they turn into major issues. By making small repairs as the need arises, you can save yourself money on major repairs down the road and possibly extend the life of your heating and cooling systems.

HVAC inspections also provide you with peace of mind as you enter a cold winter or a sweltering hot summer. When you know that your home's systems have been properly maintained, your heating and cooling systems will be ready to keep your living space comfortable no matter what the weather brings.

Finally, having a record of regular HVAC inspections can come in handy when you try to sell your home down the road; this documentation can demonstrate to potential buyers that you have taken good care of your HVAC components.

About the Author

Carol McCullough Relocation Certified

As a Fairfield resident with a family commuting daily on Metro North, and our children graduating from Fairfield public schools, I look forward to sharing many of the great attractions in a wonderful community and county! Over the past 18 years with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties, I have helped hundreds of buyers and sellers compete their home search and close on the sale of their property. As a Certified Relocation Specialist, my production results rank in the top 4% nationally while delivering exceptional customer service to my clients and their welcomed referrals. Real Estate is one of the most exciting investments you can make. It should be a fun and rewarding experience. Confident with your home marketing decisions and comfortable with the home marketing process is my commitment to you! I am excited to share several new marketing strategies successfully implemented in Southern Fairfield County! Regardless if you are looking to buy, or about to list your current home, you will soon BE AT HOME when working with Carol! *Connecticut Magazine 2022 Award Winner- 12th consecutive year scoring highest in overall customer satisfaction.