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HVAC Questions When Buying or Selling a Home

July 10th, 2020 by cverdone

New Home FAQ
Making the final decision to sell or buy a new home can be exciting. You don’t want to do so without considering the home’s HVAC system. Here are some things you should consider when dealing with the HVAC system of a home.

Understand It’s Age

An HVAC system is a big financial investment. While we wish they would last forever, that’s not the case. In fact, most HVAC units last between 10 to 15 years. It’s important to know how old the HVAC system is so that you know when you will need to replace it. If a system is around 10 years old, it’s likely going to need more repairs than a newer system.

Know The System Warranty

All HVAC systems come with a mandatory warranty from the manufacturer. It’s vital that you understand how long this warranty lasts and what it covers. HVAC repairs can be expensive. Knowing if there’s a warranty can help you prepare yourself for future problems. If you’re buying or selling a home, it’s also important to check that the warranty will transfer to the new owner. Some HVAC system warranties are only eligible for the original buyer. They won’t transfer to the new homeowner.

Determine If The System Has Had Maintenance

Many warranties are valid only if the system has annual maintenance with an HVAC pro. Having the maintenance history can make a big difference in what’s covered. It’s very helpful to know who has been servicing the system and if it’s taken care of each year. HVAC systems that have annual maintenance last longer than systems that don’t.

Understand General Costs

Part of a new home is understanding what the bills are going to be so you can make sure you can afford it. If you’re buying a home, ask the current owner what their heating and cooling costs are for the year. If you sell a home with an energy-efficient HVAC system, mention the low cost of your heating and cooling. It’s often a huge selling point.

Call Us Today

A home’s HVAC system is a big selling point. If you’re not sure about your existing HVAC system, give Thornton Heating Service a call today. Our knowledgeable technicians can check the state of a home’s HVAC system. We will let you know of any potential problems and fix what we find.