Is My Furnace Up to Code?

Is My Furnace Up to Code?

Keeping up with you Chamblee home's heating system repair are needs that can often feel daunting, especially in this Georgia weather. There are countless little details to keep track of. But oftentimes those seemingly insignificant details are vitally important, such as maintaining your furnace. Homeowners in Chamblee don't always have furnace repair at the top of their to-do list. However, keeping on top of maintenance, repairs, and whether your furnace is up to code is critical for keeping your home safe.

The latter is important because those codes are in place to protect homes and the people living in them. So how do you know if your furnace is up to code? Keep reading for an easy way to stay on top of this small but crucial detail.

Know the Code Standards for Your Area

Every municipality has varying code requirements. Although similar, many will have slight variations in their codes. However, most local areas in and around Chamblee, Georgia rely on the Uniform Mechanical Code. And while your furnace may have been up to code when it was originally installed, it may not currently be up to code. Local codes and regulations go through updates every three years. This process ensures residential and commercial buildings remain as safe as possible. While your existing furnace may be grandfathered into the code updates, you will want to be sure. Vital Air's Chamblee heating contractors know the areas code standards so you don't have to.

Find Out if Your Furnace is Up to Code

Codes can be complicated to understand on your own. Your best bet is to contact your local Chamblee heating contractor.

My Furnace Isn't Up to Code, What Now?

Ultimately that depends on several factors. Most localities don't require existing furnaces to comply with changes to the code. But that is only applicable as long as you plan to remain in your home.

If you intend to perform renovations on your home requiring permits or are considering selling, you will need to bring your furnace up to code. Since the regulations are in place to keep buildings and their occupants safe, consider updating any noncompliant furnace. Contact your Chamblee heating contractors at Vital Air Services to schedule an inspection. We service all over Georgia including Chamblee, Tucker, and Peachtree.

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