|AwfullyPicky.com TM - The trusted name in professional home inspection. Serving Southeast Michigan residential inspection clients in and around Detroit, MI since 1994 - Jerry Lootens - Master Home Inspector, ASHI member #107997 - J.A.L. & Assoc., Inc. - Home Inspection and Energy Audits, Troy, MI, Michigan Builders and Remodelers - License #2101123368 - Inspection and staging instructor.||248.224.0258
Go with the master inspector - Jerry A. Lootens , He cares about his clients needs.
At AwfullyPicky.com, we are licensed builders, remodelers, and maintenance contractors. We have the knowledge and experience you need on your side.
Scope of the Heating systems' inspection: the permanently installed heating system equipment including solid fuel heating devices, vents systems, flues, and chimneys.
Your inspector has installed and maintained various residential heating plants throughout his construction and maintenance career. Ask any questions you have regarding efficiency, and energy conservation you may have. Many of the older style furnaces and boilers of the 1930s, 40's and 50's may last decades more, but being at best, less than 75% efficient, the unit will waste/lose much more heat up the chimney than today's 80% to 95% efficient models. If the furnace or boiler is one we know that does not have longevity and we think it will not last the next five years, we will definitely inform you of this fact, in writing!!! Many inspectors will not tell you this information if the unit is functioning.
If we notice the lack of any installed heat source in an exterior room, inoperable humidifiers, none operating electronic furnace air cleaners, we will report them to you as a courtesy.
We tell you how to maintain many of these components. You are welcome to use our extensive maintenance schedules available at our home page. The AwfulPicky.com Info Line!!!
Some typical heating findings reported throughout the past 14 years:
Unsafe or poor wiring techniques and/or installation that poses a safety risk.
Material failure and manufacturer defects.
Improper installation, unsafe location, unsafe operation and damage.
Lack of sufficient air for proper and safe operation and combustion, (This is outside the scope of work for most inspectors).
Past or current water damage and corrosion possibly damaging the furnace interior components.
A multitude of safety issues for occupants such as excessive carbon monoxide.
Aging equipment likely to fail soon. (This is outside the scope of work for most inspectors).
Visible damage to components.
System emergency safety and failures.
And always custom solutions for observed conditions.
Your master inspector is ready
to assist you with a thorough inspection.
Call Jerry at 248.224.0258 to schedule a convenient appointment.