Buying a commercial property is a huge investment, and you likely already know how much research and planning it takes. Part of this research should be a thorough inspection of all aspects of the building and property, including a commercial HVAC inspection. Requesting a commercial HVAC inspection is not uncommon and doesn’t mean that you don’t trust the seller. Instead, it is a good way to protect both parties and for the buyer to know exactly what they are buying. But what does a commercial HVAC inspection look at?
Age and Condition of the Equipment
The major thing that you as the buyer are probably concerned about is the age and functionality of the HVAC system. A commercial HVAC inspection should tell you how old the system is, if it has been well maintained, and how functional the system is. Even an older HVAC system, if it has been well maintained, may have many years of use ahead of it. Similarly, a newer system that hasn’t received the preventative maintenance that it needs may be close to needing to be replaced. That’s a potential expense that you need to know about before you decide to purchase a commercial property.
Your commercial HVAC inspection should also check the size of your HVAC system. The equipment needs to be big enough and have the functional capacity to heat or cool the building. Your inspector should do a load calculation – a calculation of how much heating or cooling a building of your size would need. They can then use this calculation to make sure you have the right size HVAC system for proper energy management. If your HVAC system is too small for the load of your building, it won’t be able to condition enough air for the building. If it’s too big for your building, it will waste money and energy.
Finally, the inspection should also cover the ductwork. All ductwork should be insulated, sealed at all the connections, and in good condition. The ductwork also has to be the right size for the rest of the system and for the building. If it’s not, replacing all the ductwork can be a very costly project.
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