5 Tips for New Home Heating System Inspections

An incredibly important part of buying a new home is a home inspection. You want to make sure your potential house doesn’t have any unexpected repairs or replacements needed. Part of that inspection should include a thorough look at the home’s heating system. Here are a few tips to make sure your new home’s heating system inspection goes well!

  1. Schedule a separate heating system inspection with an HVAC expert. While a regular home inspection is great for the rest of the house, your heating system needs a specialist to make sure everything is working properly and up to date, so you won’t get hit with any surprise fees.
  2. Look for service history stickers on the unit applied by the fuel company. It will be a good indication that the system was being properly maintained by the previous owners. 
  3. Take a look at the room the system is housed in. Is it clean? Are there old parts lying around? Those may be indicators of whether the previous owner had issues with the system and kept up to date with regular system cleaning and maintenance. 
  4. For your oil tank, look for stickers on the tank that indicate the age and whether it is CSA or ULC approved. Your insurance company will want to know that information before they approve a new policy for it. 
  5. Red flags include sooty, dirty mechanical rooms and oil stains around the tank or heating unit.

These tips should help ensure your new home’s heating system is not going to give you any surprises in the near future. From here on you’ll want to make sure you have your heating system properly cleaned and maintained each year by a qualified heating expert. That way, if you sell your home in the future you won’t be giving the new owners any unwanted surprises either! 

Are you moving? Did you know that West Nova Fuels and Superline Fuels covers most of the mainland of NS. IF you are moving anywhere in NS give us a call to make your transition to a new home easy. Don’t forget to leave a note for the new home owners of the house you sold to call us to talk about their heating oil.

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West Nova Fuels Bridgewater

570 Logan Road
Wileville, Nova Scotia
B4V 9C7
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

West Nova Fuels Propane Bridgewater

65 MacCulloch Rd
Cookville, Nova Scotia
B4V 7P1
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West Nova Fuels Digby

218 Victoria Street
Digby, Nova Scotia
B0V 1A0
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Superline Fuels Halifax

3451 Barrington St
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 2X8
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

West Nova Fuels Propane - Kentville

909 Park St
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 5H3
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

West Nova Fuels Lunenburg

73 Falkland St
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
B0J 2C0
Burner Service: 902-634-4700
Chester: 902-275-4775
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

Superline Fuels Parrsboro

3306 Highway 2
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
B0M 1S0
Springhill: 902-763-3303
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

West Nova Fuels Port Williams

28 Highway 358 Greenwich
Port Williams, Nova Scotia
B4P 2R2
Hantsport: 902-684-3324
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

West Nova Fuels Shelburne

91 Falls Lane Rd.
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
B0T 1W0
Propane: 902-530-3150
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

Superline Fuels Truro

208 Industrial Ave
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 6V4
North Shore: 902-548-2991
Springhill: 902-763-3303
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

West Nova Fuels Wilmot

RR2; 15048 Highway 1
Kingston, Nova Scotia
B0P 1R0
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

West Nova Fuels Windsor

6006 Highway 14,
Garlands Crossing
Windsor, Nova Scotia
B0N 2T0
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

West Nova Fuels Woods Harbour

20 Falls Point Rd
Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia
B0W 2E0
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

West Nova Fuels Yarmouth

211 Water St
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
B5A 1L9
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

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