Throughout the country, there are various building codes in place to help ensure the safety of each town and its residents. While most areas rely on the Uniform Mechanical Code, the specific housing codes will vary depending on your particular locale. Ensuring that your current HVAC system is up to recent code standards can help to protect you and your loved ones.
When Was Your System Installed?
The Uniform Mechanical Code, which is utilized by many localities as the standard for HVAC system installation for homes, is updated every three years by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. Each licensed HVAC provider will be apprised of these new updates and must integrate them into all of their new system installations.
The biggest factor that’s going to play a role in determining whether or not your HVAC system is up to code is when it was installed. Your HVAC system installer should have followed the current code standards at the time that your system was installed. Unfortunately, if your system was installed eight years ago, it may not be up to the current standards of today.
Have a Professional Assess It
As part of most local code requirements, your HVAC system must meet current code standards at the time that it is installed. If your system is not up to current standards because it was installed many years ago, it will need to be brought up to code whenever you have it replaced or a new HVAC system installed in your home.
If you’re unsure of whether your existing system is up to the current code standards in your area, it’s best to consult a professional HVAC technician. They will have specific knowledge of what standards are relevant in your area and be able to assess your individual system to see if it’s violating any of the current code standards.
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