Home Inspectors - Oilheat 101
Open communication between home inspectors and heating oil dealers is one of the many goals of The Wisconsin Oilheat Education & Outreach Program.
Here are a few ways that you, as a home inspector, can better work with a local Oilheat dealer:
The more you know about the heating system of a home, the more thorough and accurate an inspection you can perform
- Seek advice from the Oilheat dealer regarding any questions you may have about an Oilheat system — from when maintenance was last performed, to whether the current homeowner purchased tank protection.
- Consult with the dealer about the age and condition of the heating equipment inspected.
- Inquire about being present when the dealer performs a tune-up, equipment installation, or tank removal or installation.
- Ask about compliance with local codes.
- Learn about alternative methods of heating and hot water-making, and request new equipment information.
- Speak with the dealer about any service contracts covering the heating system and/or tank.
... which is why it is important to get to know your local Oilheat dealer.