Obstructed Air Flow Around Air Conditioning Unit

The outside Air Conditioning Unit to your home should have good airflow around it.  One job as a Cincinnati home inspector is to evaluate whether the unit has this, as this is very important to allow the unit to operate at peak efficiency.  In this photo, you can see that weeds and vegetation have overgrown the unit and it has little to no airflow.  Maintain at least a 6-inch clearance around all sides of the AC unit, and several feet above it to allow heat to blow off the coils.

Cracks in a Home Foundation

When most homebuyers have an inspection done, their biggest priority is to ensure there are no catastrophic defects with the house they are buying. By catastrophic, they usually mean no issues that are going to be terribly expensive to fix, make the house unsafe to live in, or prevent them from selling it at some point in the future. Probably from an expense and resell standpoint, foundation issues would be at the top of that list. Probably from an expense and resell standpoint, foundation issues would be at the top of that list. While you probably aren’t looking to become an expert on foundation and concrete issues, a few basic pointers regarding this may help you to better educate your

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Efficiency of Furnaces

Furnaces come in 3 types of efficiencies. Low, mid and high. The lowest efficient furnaces are typically 40 years old or more. You?d be surprised how many of these are still in use in homes. I live in Cincinnati, former home of Williamson furnace company. You can identify a Williamson furnace, because they are typically green in color, and are You’d be surprised how many of these are still in use in homes. I live in Cincinnati, former home of Williamson furnace company. You can identify a Williamson furnace, because they are typically green in color, and are roughly twice the size of a newer furnace. Williamson’s and other furnaces of this ilk are considered very inefficient by today’s standards.

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