Whether you’re planning a home renovation, it’s time to replace your furnace, or you’re interested in selling your Fort Myers property, you may be curious to find out whether or not your furnace is up to code. There are a series of building codes that your local municipalities follow in order to govern how a structure is built, wired, and equipped with plumbing and HVAC systems. Over time, the rules can be changed and updated, and there may be code changes that you’re not aware of.
HVAC Installation to Code
An HVAC system needs to be installed very precisely in order to be safe and effective at heating and cooling a structure. It’s recommended that code is updated every three to five years to reflect any necessary changes that may come up as equipment technology and parts change. This is a system that you should have worked on by a professional in order to comply with local codes. Your heating and cooling system deals with electricity and combustible materials. It’s best to leave this work to the pros. Even routine maintenance and minor repairs must be done according to code. If code isn’t followed, you’re essentially breaking the law.
The most common issues that aren’t completed to code usually revolve around the wrong sized unit, insufficient ductwork, or improper ventilation. You can have an HVAC system installed completely to code, but your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors aren’t in the right place. There’s a lot to take into consideration.
Depending on when your home was built, your home may be “grandfathered in,” which means that there would be no need for repairs. If the concerns are safety-related, you can still have the necessary changes performed for peace of mind. We also offer routine maintenance on a seasonal basis to ensure your equipment is ready for hot or cold weather. We perform emergency repairs and minor repairs, and we can offer your solutions to improve your indoor air quality. Contact Gulf Shore Cooling, Inc for more information on HVAC code in the Fort Myers area or to schedule routine maintenance and repairs with a knowledgeable professional.