Furnace and HVAC Code Overview Information
A lot of property owners are unaware that there are codes in place that regulate air conditioning and heating equipment. These codes are maintained by inspectors that will oversee many of the installations that are taking place. This process is common for home renovations or the installation of a brand-new HVAC system in a new structure, but you won’t often see an inspector come out for repairs and service to an existing home or office. However, code must still be followed. If it’s not, you could be faced with violations that would prevent you from selling your home in the future.
Understanding Local HVAC Code
In order to comply with a local code, you need to understand what that local code is. You’re not expected to be an expert on this topic, which is why it’s ideal to work with a reputable HVAC contractor in the Marion, North Carolina, area. That professional will take care of all the work, ensuring that it’s being done to code. This code can change periodically, and a trusted professional will keep up on these changes. This applies to emergency repairs, seasonal maintenance, and the replacement of an old furnace or air conditioner.
If you’re worried that your current furnace is out of code, you may actually be fine. The installation of your equipment may have originally been done to the codes that were in place at that time. While the installation wouldn’t be acceptable if the work was being done now, you could be grandfathered in. If you’re selling your home, we can work with you to determine if any changes need to be done ahead of placing the listing.
It’s imperative that you work with an HVAC professional that knows what the current municipality codes are and how to comply with them. We are very knowledgeable here at Morris Heating & Cooling, and we would be happy to help you with any work that you need done. We take care of the installation of new equipment, inspecting existing equipment, and performing necessary repairs and maintenance.