So do evaporators have an expiration date too?!!
Just what do you plan to report if the dates don’t match?
It matters if the two pieces of equipment are compatible.
The simple fact that the two pieces of equipment are not designed for use by the same company immediately voids all warranties.
I sure wish you guys would spend as much time money and effort in learning the real principles of HVAC rather than make up more irrelevant information to report in your irrelevant home inspection reports.
As Robert pointed out you can call the manufacturer (both manufacturers) to find out this information. That is what the HVAC supply houses have to do each and every time they order a coil. No one knows the specifics of the evaporator coil off the top of their head and must contact the manufacturer’s when replacing equipment.
When you buy a truck, do you go through it and determine the age of all of the components? If the alternator is not the same age as the engine, what do you do?
Not buy the truck?
Let’s all go back and open up our SOP’s and see where it says that we have to determine the age of anything that is inspected in a home inspection. Let’s pay particular attention to the requirements for home inspectors to analyze the capacity and performance of certain systems in the house. Also about the steps to take to determine the predicted life expectancy of any component in the house.
Then let’s go to the point where it says what we are to report.
You know, things that are inoperative, do not function as intended, and are a safety hazard… There must be something in there about irrelevant information.
… Ah yes, I found it.
It’s in the part where we are allowed to exceed the standards of the SOP if contractually agreed-upon with the client.
I guess that covers providing information that no one understands nor can use and drives participants in the real estate transaction (real estate agents, homeowners, home buyers, repair contractors) through the roof trying to understand what why when and where they have to make the house meet your standard.
I wonder if this has any effect on the marketing strategy of our business plan?!
I just know there are clients out there waiting on baited breath for home inspectors that can determine the comparative age of HVAC evaporator and condensing units!
Should I consider an e-mail marketing plan, advising all of my past clients that I can now determine the age of evaporator coils so they will call up all their friends and recommend my services because they now found someone who can supply this critical piece of information?
Hey, let’s not stop here! There are date codes on all the major appliances in the house!
Maybe we can even impress the seller by telling them the age of their washer and dryer, that they are taking with them when they move or maybe their personal computer.
Maybe they’ll consider giving us an inspection job if they’re not moving too far away!