Buying a home can be both exciting and stressful but you’ve got this! You have an experienced realtor, found the home of your dreams, and decided to make an offer. Of course you have your home and termite inspections scheduled but what about the heating and air system? When it comes to the HVAC system in your potential home, home inspectors only note concerns that are “readily visible” and are not qualified to fully assess the system. Here are four reasons that you should add an HVAC inspection to your list when buying a home
Home inspectors do not fully check the HVAC system.
Having a home inspection performed before buying is usually a given, but home inspectors do not fully check your heating and air system. They will likely just check to make sure that system turns on and make note of any obvious areas of concern. Even if the system seems to be working properly, there may still be some hidden problems that should be addressed.
The HVAC system is the most expensive appliance in the home.
The last thing any new homeowner wants to do is have to worry about costly repairs. With repairs ranging in price from a couple hundred dollars to thousands and full system replacement anywhere between $4,500 – $10,000, it is definitely worth spending the extra little bit of money to have an HVAC inspection performed.
Consumes the most energy.
Almost half of a home’s energy bill goes towards heating and cooling and no one wants to spend more on their electric bills than they have to. If a system is not functioning properly then it is not working efficiently either. The cost of utility bills is an essential factor to consider when determining your budget.
Save money and frustration.
By having an HVAC inspection performed by a licensed contractor, you can have peace of mind knowing that you’re making a wise investment. You may have an opportunity to negotiate a better price if there are any major problems found.
Davis Heating & AC, LLC performs HVAC inspections daily all throughout Onslow County. We work with buyers, sellers, and realtors to provide thorough and unbiased HVAC home inspections