La Jolla HVAC Contractors Association

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Buying a new home can be very exciting, but finding out later that there are some repairs or upgrades that will be needed is definitely not okay. It can even dampen the excitement of moving to a new place. To avoid this, the La Jolla HVAC Contractors Association (LJHCA) has shared to home buyers pointers on what to check in the home’s existing HVAC system prior to buying the house.

LJHCA President Phil Thompson explains repairs or upgrades of the HVAC system can be very costly, and sometimes new home owners do not even know details about the HVAC system that they are buying such that when issues surface, there is not much information that could be provided to the technicians. “It will be best to ask for questions on warranties and dates of purchase of the HVAC system from the home sellers so that the buyer could properly assess whether there is an upgrade in the offing. This could of course affect the buyer’s offer for the house especially if the system is to be upgraded or has repair issues,” Thompson explains.

Personal finance website Bigger Pockets has discussed HVAC inspection prior to finalizing a home purchase. In their web post on how to assess an HVAC system during a home inspection, they mentioned five areas home buyers may need to look in to. And like Thompson, it also mentioned that an HVAC Contractor can be hired to undertake a thorough check. International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

“Furnaces, boilers and air conditioning units are usually hidden away in a basement or utility area. Does the equipment look like it is in good condition? Does it make odd noises? You probably won’t be able to make an accurate assessment of the system based only on how it looks, but you may notice something that concerns you. If you proceed to the next step of the home-buying process, you can discuss the issues with a home inspector. You can also hire an HVAC contractor to perform an inspection of the equipment.”

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