the readily accessible main and sub electric panel covers;
4.         Service grounding;
5.         Interior components of service panels and sub-panels;
6.         A representative number of installed lighting fixtures, swireceptacles;
7.         A representative number of ground fault circuit interrupters.

(b).      Home inspections shall describe readily accessible and observable portions of:
1.         Amperage and voltage rating of the service;
2.         The location of main dis-connects and sub-panels;
3.         The presence of aluminum branch circuit wiring;
4.         The presence or absence of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors;

5.         The general condition and type of visible branch circuit conductors that may constitute a hazard to the occupant or the residential building by reason of improper use or installation of electrical components

(c).       Home inspectors are not required to:
1.         Observe and report on remote control devices;
2.         Observe and report on alarm systems and components;
3.         Observe and report on low voltage wiring systems and c

omponents such as doorbells and intercoms;
4.         Observe and report on ancillary wiring systems and compone

nts which are not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system;
5.         Insert any tool, probe or testing device into the main or sub-panels;
6.         Activate electrical systems or branch circuits which are not energized;
7.         Operate overload protection devices;
8.         Observe and report on low voltage relays, smoke and/or heat detectors, ant

ennas, electrical de-icing tapes, lawn sprinkler wiring, swimming pool wiring or any system controlled by timers;9.         Move any object, furniture or appliance to gain access to any electrical compone

10.       Test every switch, receptacle and fixture;
11.       Remove switch and outlet cover plates;
12.       Observe and report on electrical equipment n


ical component or 
any standby emergency generators or components.


Section 197-5.10      Heating Syste

(a).      Home inspectors shall:
1.         Describe the type of fuel, heating equipment and heating distributio

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2.         Operate the systems using thermostats;
3.         Open readily accessible and operable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance;
4.         Observe and report on the condition of normally operated controls and components of the systems;
5.         Observe and report on visible flue pipes, dampers and related components for functional operation;
6.         Observe and report on the presence of and the condition of a representative number of heat sources in each habitable space of the residential building;
7.         Observe and report on the operation of fixed supplementary heat units;
8.         Observe and report on visible components of vent systems, flues and chimneys;

(b).      Home inspectors are not required to:
1.         Activate or operate the heating systems that do not respond to the thermostats or have

been shut down;
2.         Observe, evaluate and report on heat exchangers;