How Much Does It Cost To Have An Hvac Inspection?


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HVAC Inspection Costs

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The HVAC system in your home is responsible for ensuring you have warmth during the cold months and you stay cool in the middle of summer. These are complicated systems, and they need to be properly cared for and maintained if you want to make sure they continue to work well. Therefore, you will want to have an HVAC professional who can come out to your property to provide an HVAC inspection.

The HVAC professional will conduct a series of different tests to make sure that each part of the system is operating optimally. They will look at the air filters, the calibration of the thermostat, the condition of the equipment, electrical connections, safety features and controls, they will test the refrigerant pressure, check the ducts and venting, test gas pressure and piping, and more. Each home is different, and they will test all of the elements in your home’s HVAC system to make sure it is in good condition. If there are issues, they will let you know.

HVAC inspection: HVAC inspection for a 1,200 square feet home.

Item Cost
Travel fee $25
Inspection fee $300
Total Cost $325


Other considerations and costs

  • If the HVAC inspection uncovers a problem with the system, you will need to have the issue repaired before it gets worse.
  • The size of the home and the HVAC system can affect the price of the inspection.
  • If the system has multiple problems, it might be cheaper to have replacements rather than repairs.
  • Always make sure the HVAC professional you choose is properly licensed.
  • Systems should have an HVAC inspection annually unless it is more than a decade old. The older systems should have two inspections per year.

DIY considerations

  • While you will not be able to perform your own HVAC inspection since most people do not have the knowledge or the tools to do it properly, you can still take steps to maintain your HVAC system.
  • You will want to replace filters regularly, make sure outside units are not covered in dirt or debris the could block them, etc.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

(1,200 square feet home)
  • New York, NY$522
  • Bronx, NY$429
  • Brooklyn, NY$358
  • Philadelphia, PA$446
  • Washington, DC$387
  • Atlanta, GA$350
  • Miami, FL$319
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$334
  • Minneapolis, MN$391
  • Chicago, IL$456
  • Houston, TX$470
  • San Antonio, TX$316
  • Austin, TX$358
  • Denver, CO$302
  • Phoenix, AZ$319
  • Las Vegas, NV$350
  • Los Angeles, CA$394
  • San Diego, CA$358
  • San Jose, CA$432
  • Seattle, WA$316

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