Buying a home is exciting. It’s also the most expensive purchase most folks make, and it is not just the actual costs involved with the purchase that add up. There’s also insurance, taxes, utilities and repairs. This doesn’t mean purchasing a home is a bad idea. In fact, homes are important investments that can pay off in both the short and long term.
Listen To The Experts
The bank will send an inspector to let you know how much they are willing to loan. However, real estate experts recommend hiring your own inspector to make sure you understand what you’re getting. It’s also important to hire an ac repair company to inspect a home’s heating and air conditioning unit.
A regular home inspector will not fully inspect items that require a specialist to install and maintain. He or she might be able to do basic tests on an ac unit, but if they have any questions they will recommend you hire an HVAC specialist.
Home sellers are required to list anything they know to be wrong with the property. However, it is not uncommon to see the seller’s reply with a simple ‘unknown’ when filling out a questionnaire about any issues known to them. The only time a seller must absolutely tell you about a potential problem is if the home was already under contract and the previous buyer decided not to buy because of a structural problem.
Hire The Right Air Conditioning Company
If you haven’t previously worked with an ac repair company, here are some tips to help you find the right one:
- Ask friends and family if they can recommend a company
- Visit the company’s website and pay attention to any customer testimonials
- Make sure the company is licensed to operate in your state
- Ask them to give you an estimated price for the inspection
It’s also a good idea to contact the BBB to check on the company’s status.
What The Inspector Will Do
A good HVAC inspector will thoroughly check the ac unit and fill out paperwork listing any issues. They will also give you an idea as to what condition the unit is in. Finally, an HVAC professional will give you a price estimate for future repairs.
An HVAC specialist isn’t just necessary for an older home either. You should also hire one to inspect the AC unit on a new home. This is because the unit could have been damaged or improperly installed. You don’t want to move into your brand new home only to find it without air conditioning during the hottest time of the year.
Make Your Decision
Once you get your inspection report, it’s up to you to decide if your dream home is worth it. Hopefully, you will find no issues and will be able to make an offer. If there are issues, bring them to the attention of the sellers. They might offer to repair or to drop the price of the home.
Max Air is a fully licensed residential air conditioning repair company in Arlington, TX that serves homeowners throughout the greater Dallas / Fort Worth area. To schedule an inspection on your home air conditioning unit, call 817-459-4100 or contact us online.