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Old 2021-09-27, 04:16 PM
Halton Home Inspector Halton Home Inspector is offline
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Not sure what the urban towns are - Ill assume 2 story. But the 3 story village towns I am very familiar with. Where I am they install the high velocity type heating systems which use plastic flexible ducts. The first floors are often cool so an electric baseboard space heater is usually provided. These homes need to be carefully inspected to make sure that all the exhaust vents are not missing and that they meet code requirements. For example - HRV intake vents must be minimum 6 feet away from HVAC and laundry dryer exhaust vents and minimum 10 feet away from the gas meter vent. Laundry dryer vents must not have a screen but all other vents must have a screen. To help with the cool first floor make sure the HVAC air-return is not missing on the first floor and that it works. Holding a tissue over the return will easily confirm that it is working. Often the utility rooms in these homes are very small so equipment is jammed in and often not set up well. You will have a water heater, HRV, and heating system in a small space. These 3 story homes are high and when exposed to high wind the attic insulation can end up blowing around in the attic. This should definitely be checked not later than the year end as a warranty issue.
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I don't like the urban towns! Your "patio" looks onto what is basically a glorified alleyway with garages. As much as the front looks really nice without the garages, your back looks so hideous that it doesn't make up for it.
I have thought the same thing often as I walk through these "alleyways". It can go both ways though, I have also noticed how big the deck/patios are. Much bigger than most, you can set them up quite nicely. Also, if you are social, and enjoy getting to know your neighbours, you could turn that negative into a positive (all the patios in close proximity). I guess having good neighbours would be important - and it depends how much you value a nice "view".
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