When you’re buying a new home in Mount Pleasant, Texas, it’s important to hire a home inspector out to find any flaws and defects. Unfortunately, these individuals aren’t qualified to check the HVAC system. It’s up to you to ask the previous owners about some details. Before signing on the dotted line, inspect the HVAC unit, inquire about its service history and ask the right questions to ensure your system operates efficiently.
HVAC System Age
Although the lifespan of most modern HVAC systems ranges as far as 20 years, outdated units aren’t so lucky. If possible, ask the current owner how old the HVAC system is.
If it’s older than 10 years, the system many need a total replacement. When that’s the case, you may be able to negotiate a lesser home price to make up for your future expenditures.
In some instances, an aging HVAC system isn’t necessarily a terrible thing, but only if the owner maintained the unit satisfactorily. If possible, ask to see the maintenance and repair history to ensure the system has had the proper care.
Most HVAC systems have a warranty of at least 10 years, and many are transferable to another owner. However, these warranties often have stipulations that require annual inspections and maintenance.
When in doubt, ask for the warranty and determine if it’s still valid. You can also have us come out for an inspection to see if your system will need any repairs shortly after your purchase.
After you find the home you’ve always wanted, hopefully the HVAC system is in top condition. If not, enlist the help of Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing, Inc. Whether you need repairs or a new HVAC system, we have the tools and skills to get the job done right. Call us today at 903-285-6550.
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