Why Minneapolis Home Buyers Should Get HVAC and Electrical Inspected

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Buying a home is a big deal. Spring and early summer have the most houses available to buy in Minneapolis on average, making it a prime time to look for a house. If you are purchasing a house, you’ll want to make sure the home you buy is fully inspected and everything with the house is working properly. Home inspections are standard for buying a home, but they don’t always have an in-depth check of specific systems. Your HVAC and electrical systems are important systems that you will want to make sure are not only working, but you will also want to know their condition. There are many things you’ll want to know that only HVAC and electrical inspections can provide.



Standard home inspections check if the thermostat is working and the batteries are new without rust. An HVAC and electrical inspector will make sure the connection to your furnace and air conditioner are working efficiently. They will also check to see if the temperature gets to where it is set in the thermostat instead of just turning on.

Furnace Components

With most standard home inspections, it’s checked off if it starts up and blows warm air into the home. However, there are a lot of different parts to your furnace that should be checked to see if there are parts that should be repaired or replaced. HVAC inspections check the furnace cabinet, blower wheel, ignition, exhaust, and heat exchanger. Each of these do wear down over time and should be checked in case future complications can be caught before buying your home.

Air Conditioner Components

Similar to furnace components, air conditioner components are not checked on standard home inspections. HVAC inspections check each part of the air conditioner, including the evaporator coil, drain area, condensation line, condenser, blower fan, and refrigerant. If something needs to be cleaned, fixed, or replaced, the HVAC inspector will find it. They will also check to see if there are any future problems you should be aware about and steps to prevent it.


Furnace and Air Conditioner Conditions

The condition of your furnace and air conditioner is important because replacements cost a lot. When you buy a home, the last thing you should have to worry about is spending more on a new HVAC system. Just because the furnace and air conditioner turns on and off, it doesn’t mean that the system is in its best shape. Be sure to ask the history of repairs or replacements before buying a home. Another thing an HVAC inspector will do is make sure your furnace and air conditioner is the right size for the house and won’t make your energy costs too high.

Ducts and Ventilation

The air ducts in any home get filled with dust over time. They can also be telling of any small issues that have gone unnoticed. If certain vents aren’t blowing air into the house, there is most likely a small issue that should be fixed for efficiency. These issues can be many things including a dirty air filter, a small hole in the air ducts, uneven distribution of air, or the wrong size ducts. Smaller issues can lead to larger issues, so every part of the ventilation system should be checked before buying a house.

Electrical Components

There are a lot of things to check off when checking the electrical things in a house. Between the panel, circuits, wiring, outlets, lights, appliances, HVAC, and other electrical components, there are a lot of connections to check, and some that can only be evaluated by a professional electrician. Any electrical problem could become a very dangerous issue. That’s why it’s so important to get it inspected by an electrician. Check out Twin City Electrician to learn more about our electrical services.

Knowing everything about your new home isn’t always possible, but in-depth inspections of your HVAC and electrical systems can save you money and keep your family safe. If you would like an inspection or tune-up, give us a call! We are happy to help you get the most out of your new house or inform you about what you should know before buying a home.