Heating & Air Conditioning Requirements

General Information
  • Mechanical System Requirements: Additions, alterations, renovations or repairs to a mechanical system shall conform to that required for a new mechanical system without requiring the existing mechanical system to comply with all of the requirements of the 2006 International Residential Code (IRC). Additions, alterations or repairs shall not cause an existing mechanical system to become unsafe, hazardous or overloaded.
  • Appliance Access: Appliances shall be accessible for inspection, service, repair and replacement without removing permanent construction. A catwalk or passageway shall have continuous solid flooring or attic access (30" wide).
  • Clearances from Combustible Construction: There should be no less than a 1-inch space between Type B vent pipe and combustible wall surface.
  • Installation: Heating and cooling equipment and appliances shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions and the requirements of the 2006 IRC.
  • Condensate Disposal: Condensate from all cooling coils or evaporators shall be conveyed from the drain pan outlet to an approved place of disposal. Condensate shall not discharge into a street, alley or other areas so as to cause a nuisance.
  • Insulation of Refrigerant Piping: Piping and fittings for refrigerant vapor (suction) lines shall be insulated with ¾” wall insulation.
  • Gas Appliances: Gas connections shall be piped by means of approved flex connector with approved ball valve type stop. Hard black pipe must extend a least 1” from unit.
  • Electrical Requirements: A lighting fixture controlled by a switch located at the required passageway opening and a receptacle outlet shall be provided at or near the appliance location in accordance with Chapter 38 of the 2006 IRC. An electrical disconnect is required for equipment. Electric Branch Circuit should be connected to the H.V.A.C. unit with an approved connector or bushing. Over current protection shall comply with manufacturer’s specifications.
Submittal Requirements All components listed above must be submitted with the Building Permit Application. Application packages must be completed and submitted to the Building Permits and Inspections department at 141 W Renfro Street, Burleson, TX 76028.

Inspections
An inspection will be required upon completion of work. The inspection request line number is 817-426-9636. This is an automated line that is available 24 hours a day. Our office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any inspection called in before 8 a.m. will be made that day and inspections called in after 8 a.m. will be made the following day.

Please contact the Building Permits and Inspections Department at 817-426-9611 for additional information.