Entries by Andy Welti

HVAC Systems

Forced Air – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning – HVAC Systems – Common Home Inspection Findings Air flow to the air conditioner condenser, the air conditioning unit located outside of the home, should not be restricted by particulate accumulation on the condenser coils/fins. Excess particulate accumulation leads to inefficient operation of the air conditioning system.  […]

Electrical Systems

Electrical Systems – Common Home Inspection Findings Inexpensive cover plates, that a homeowner can install, on switches, receptacles (outlets), and junction boxes enclose energized components of electrical systems.  Installing cover plates is critical to ensure safe operation of electrical systems and prevent shock or electrocution, yet, It is common to find one or several cover […]

Time to Complete

How much time does it take to complete a home inspection? The typical time to complete a home inspection, of an average size single family home, is approximately 2.5 – 4 hours.  If the potential homeowner joins the inspector for a walk-through summary, add another half hour to an hour to that time.  Thorough home […]

Licensed and Certified Home Inspector

The State of Minnesota does not require home inspectors to be licensed or certified. Andy strongly believes education and training combined with real world experience produce great results.  Andy was formally trained and certified by the American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT) program.  He went above and beyond this basic training program by preparing for and […]

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