What can I say but fuzzy, wuzzy wuz a return - HVAC return, that is.
The home is in its 50s. It is proudly remodeled.
There is only one HVAC return in the house. The return is the large register(s) where indoor air is drawn back in and returns to the unit to be conditioned warmer or colder.
In older homes the grills are often decorative.
And this house was no exception.
Not only was the grill decorative,
it was decorated!
It was so decorated with dust that the pretty filigree of the grill could not entirely be seen!
If you are wondering how long it's been since it was cleaned off I do too.
Looking inside, though, was even more frightening.
Unfortunately I could not get a photograph, but there was dust accumulation inside the return duct work that was inches thick! Had the return duct ever been cleaned in 50 some years?
How does the song go, "Blowin' in the wind?"
Sing with me now!
How many times must an inspector look up at a grill
Before on it he sees no dust?
Yes, 'n' how many years must a grill have to live
Before it's cleaned as a must?
Yes, 'n' how many breaths will it take till the we know
That too many people can't breath?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind...
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560