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A home's heating equipment includes the furnace, heat pump, boiler and/or water heater. Heating equipment also includes the duct work that delivers heat from the main unit to your living area, the individual room vents, radiators, electric baseboards, hot water baseboard convectors, the thermostat and the vents that channel combustion gasses to the outside of your house. Heating equipment commonly is powered by natural gas, fuel oil or propane.
The heating system is one of the primary systems in any home. Improperly installed furnaces or boilers can not only mean cold rooms, but can also allow dangerous combustion gasses, like carbon monoxide, to enter your living space. A home inspector will check not only the primary heating unit, but also the ducts and delivery system and the furnace and boiler vents.