REAC - Building Systems - HVAC


HVAC

Portion of the building system that provides the ability to heat or cool the air within the building. Includes equipment such as boilers, burners, furnaces, fuel supply, hot water and steam distribution, centralized air conditioning systems, and associated piping, filters, and equipment. Also includes air handling equipment and associated ventilation ducting.

 

This inspectable item can have the following deficiencies:

  • Boiler/Pump/Cooling System Leaks
  • Fuel Supply Leaks
  • Misaligned Chimney/Ventilation System
  • General Rust/Corrosion


Boiler/Pump/Cooling System Leaks

Deficiency: Coolant, water or steam is escaping from unit casing and/or pump packing/system piping.

 

Note:

  1. This does not include fuel supply leaks. See “Fuel Supply Leaks (HVAC – Building Systems).”
  2. Do not include steam escaping from pressure relief valves.
  3. If water containment and curb is provided, do not record as deficiency if there is standing water.
  4. Condensation or sweating is not to be confused with leaking.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: Coolant, water, or steam is escaping from unit casing and/or pump packing/system piping.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: Coolant, water, or steam is leaking from unit casing and/or pump packing/ system piping to the point that the system or pumps should be shut down.

 

Fuel Supply Leaks

Deficiency: There is evidence that fuel is escaping from a fuel storage tank or fuel line.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: Any amount of fuel is leaking from the supply tank or piping.

 

General Rust/Corrosion

Deficiency: The equipment or associated piping and ducting shows evidence of flaking, discoloration, pitting, or crevices.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: You see significant formations of metal oxides, significant flaking, discoloration, or the development of a noticeable pit or crevice.

Level 3: The equipment or piping does not function because of this condition.

 

Misaligned Chimney/Ventilation System

Deficiency: The exhaust system on a gas fired, oil fired, or coal unit is misaligned.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: You see a misalignment of an exhaust system on a gas fired, oil fired or coal unit that causes improper or dangerous venting of gases.


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