Home Heating System Maintenance

The days are getting shorter and the nights are turning cooler. Have you scheduled an annual service appointment with a qualified contractor for your heating system yet?

A clean heating system may reduce fuel expenditure and extend the life of a furnace. It’s best not to wait until your system breaks down to call for service. Annual servicing by a technician may help prevent breakdowns during the winter months that can be inconvenient to you and your family, and downright costly to boot.

Keep in mind, there is something you can do yourself to help maintain your heating system and possibly extend its life:  regularly inspect, clean, or change your system’s air filter. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage equipment. If you’re unsure how to inspect and replace your filter, here’s a link to a tutorial on replacing a furnace filter from DIY network: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/replace-a-furnace-filter/index.html

Home Heating System Maintenance

The days are getting shorter and the nights are turning cooler. Have you scheduled an annual service appointment with a qualified contractor for your heating system yet?

A clean heating system may reduce fuel expenditure and extend the life of a furnace. It’s best not to wait until your system breaks down to call for service. Annual servicing by a technician may help prevent breakdowns during the winter months that can be inconvenient to you and your family, and downright costly to boot.

Keep in mind, there is something you can do yourself to help maintain your heating system and possibly extend its life:  regularly inspect, clean, or change your system’s air filter. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage equipment. If you’re unsure how to inspect and replace your filter, here’s a link to a tutorial on replacing a furnace filter from DIY network: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/replace-a-furnace-filter/index.html

Learn About the Home Inspection Process with the American Society of Home Inspector’s Virtual Home Inspection

Take the ASHI Virtual Home Inspection Tour now to see and hear what a professional home inspection is all about. Learn about some common problems discovered during the home inspection with ASHI’s virtual home inspection tour.

ashi virtual home inspection

The ASHI Experience – Trust the Gold Standard

It’s a bedroom in the dream home you just found. You plan on it being your daughter’s. Unfortunately, there are several problems to be addressed. Do you see them? Call ASHI Certified Inspector member Scott Freeman of Landmark Inspections to help you find out what they are.

“ASHI Certified Inspector members know houses. They are trained to objectively communicate to you, the home buyer, what the house has to say. ASHI Certified Inspectors have demonstrated technical proficiency and report-writing skills, and are committed to continuing education in order to achieve and maintain their ACI status. The American Society of Home Inspectors continues to encourage and review feedback from those consumers who use ASHI Certified Inspectors, so they know what is important to them! ASHI Certified Inspectors are committed to conducting inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, and are dedicated to providing superior customer service. ASHI Certified Inspectors deliver more than a home inspection, they deliver “The GOLD Standard”.

The American Society of Home Inspectors has received NCCA accreditation to award the ASHI Certified Inspector credential to those members meeting our highest standard.

Thank you for choosing ASHI; The Gold Standard of Home Inspectors!” – http://www.ashi.org/

Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon

Are you preparing to buy or sell a home? Read the EPA’s Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon to learn why they recommend having your home tested for radon.

The EPA recommends the following to home buyers and sellers alike:

  • If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon.
  • For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.
  • Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter, or pCi/L,  or higher.
  • Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases, may be reduced.
  • Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test.

Call, licensed radon measurement technician, Scott Freeman of Landmark Inspections if you have more questions and/or to schedule your radon test today. 856-905-4697