As I was touring homes to buy, I made sure to ask questions about the existing HVAC system.
After living in an apartment where the HVAC system was rarely serviced by a professional, I was eager to find a home that had quality heat and air.
Some of the houses seemed great in the listing, but when I toured the home, I could tell that the HVAC system wasn’t taken care of properly. A lot of times, when I questioned the listing agent about the HVAC system, they’d slip up and tell me that the owners had tried to repair the HVAC system themselves. I didn’t like this response because it told me several things. The biggest thing it told me was that the owners weren’t having the HVAC system serviced by an HVAC professional. I was a huge believer in having HVAC systems serviced by professionals because I knew how valuable it was. An HVAC system that was serviced by an HVAC professional was more likely to run efficiently and not wear down as quickly. It took several months, but I finally toured a home where the owners took care of their HVAC system. Not only was the HVAC system a few years old, but there was paperwork that detailed all the times an HVAC professional came to service the equipment. The owners hadn’t experienced any issues with the HVAC system because it was cared for. I confidently put an offer in on the house knowing that the HVAC system was loved and it would run efficiently for me.