REAC - Unit - HVAC System


HVAC System

 

System to provide heating, cooling and ventilation to the unit. This does not include building heating or cooling system deficiencies such as boilers, chillers, circulating pumps, distribution lines, fuel supply, etc., or occupant owned or supplied heating sources.

 

This inspectable item can have the following deficiencies:

  • Convection/Radiant Heat System Covers Missing/Damaged
  • General Rust/Corrosion
  • Inoperable
  • Misaligned Chimney/Ventilation System
  • Noisy/Vibrating/Leaking

 

Convection/Radiant Heat System Covers Missing/Damaged

Deficiency: A cover on the convection/radiant heat system is missing or damaged, which could cause a burn or related injury.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: At least 1 cover is missing or substantially damaged, allowing contact with heating/surface elements or associated fans.

 

General Rust/Corrosion

Deficiency: You see a component of the system with deterioration from oxidation or corrosion of system parts. Deterioration is defined as rust and/or formations of metal oxides, flaking, or discoloration, or a pit or crevice.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: You see deterioration from rust and corrosion on the HVAC units in the dwelling unit. The system still provides enough heating or cooling.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: N/A

 

Inoperable

Deficiency: The heating, cooling, or ventilation system does not function.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: The HVAC system does not function; it does not provide the heating or cooling it should. The system does not respond when the controls are engaged.

 

Misaligned Chimney/Ventilation System

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

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

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

 

Noisy/Vibrating/Leaking

Deficiency: The HVAC distribution components, including fans, are the source of unusual vibrations, leaks, or abnormal noise. Examples may include, but are not limited to, screeching, squealing, banging, shaking, etc.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: The HVAC system shows signs of abnormal vibrations, other noise, or leaks when engaged. The system still provides enough heating or cooling to maintain a minimum temperature range in the major living areas.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: N/A


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