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New Technical Manual Helps Home Inspectors and Technicians in the Field

Posted by Olivia Hunt on Oct 31, 2012 4:17:00 PM
Technical Reference Guide eBook

As an inspector or technician in the field, there are numerous aspects of a building to be inspected and analyzed all at once. Often, systems and components such as the heating or cooling system require additional research on the inspector’s behalf. Inspectors should have the most up to date and reliable sources when it comes to the information they’re providing to their clients.

Carson Dunlop understands these needs; especially as this information can be used to make critical repair or replacement decisions. We have recently updated our Technical Reference Guide to reflect these requirements. The Technical Reference Guide helps determine the size and age of hundreds of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems. The 2012 paperback version features the most current information on the age and capacity of furnaces, boilers, air conditioners and water heaters. The manufacturers are listed alphabetically to allow for easy access to important information. 


In addition to the updated paperback version, the Technical Reference Guide is now available as an e-Book. The new e-Book offers: 

  • A simple and quick way to access information on any computer, smart phone or tablet.
  • A built-in search feature that allows inspectors to search manufacturers, make and model information easier and faster than ever before.
  • Updated contact information and links to manufacturers for even more convenient access to supplementary information.

Information is also included on sizing heating and cooling equipment, typical life expectancies of equipment, cooling load figures for commercial equipment, and outdoor air requirements for ventilation. Conversion factors and formulas for thermal resistance, heating, water and electrical units are also provided.

Created and used by Carson Dunlop and Carson Dunlop Weldon’s own residential and commercial inspectors, the new Technical Reference Guide can become an indispensable part of your toolkit that clients will certainly appreciate. Want to learn more or purchase a copy? Visit our online store.

Topics: Home Inspection, Carson Dunlop, Commercial Inspection, Technical Reference Guide