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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Heating, Ventilating Or Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems Not Installed Properly

Article Number

8.8

Condition

HEATING, VENTILATING OR AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) SYSTEMS NOT INSTALLED PROPERLY

Acceptable Performance/Condition

HVAC appliances shall be installed to meet the manufacturer’s specifications and the Building Code. Ductwork and piping shall be joined and supported to maintain joint integrity.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials.

Two-Year - Ontario Building Code Health & Safety Violations.

Two-Year - Heating Delivery and Distribution Systems

Damage resulting from alterations, deletions or additions by the homeowner, or improper maintenance, is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Where builder-supplied and installed appliances, ductwork and piping do not meet the acceptable performance, repairs shall be made.

Remarks

Confirm proper operation of the HVAC system during the PDI. Defects discovered after the PDI will be covered by the statutory warranty if they result from the builder’s work. Appliances such as the furnace and water heater are located at the discretion of the builder within the requirements of the governing authority.

Notes

This Article, as revised, applies to all conciliations after January 1, 2019.

See Also:

  • 8.9 INADEQUATE HEATING
  • 8.10 INADEQUATE COOLING
  

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