Before I moved into this house, I asked for the heat and air records.
When I first made my request, I noticed that the previous owners were shocked.
They were not prepared for someone to ask about the HVAC records and I could tell that they had no idea what to give me. To make things easier, I asked them if they could just give me a general rundown on their involvement with caring for their HVAC system. I thought that they would tell me about the frequency in which they serviced their HVAC system, any major issues they experienced, or even the age of the HVAC system. To my surprise, they couldn’t give me a single piece of information. According to them, the HVAC system ran just fine and they hadn’t experienced any issues with either the furnace or air conditioner that were worth noting. Upon hearing this, I contemplated not purchasing the house because I didn’t know what the state of the HVAC system would be. However, everything else about the house was perfect and I didn’t want to pass up on purchasing it just because of the HVAC system. HVAC systems could be replaced, even though they were expensive. I couldn’t change the location of the house or the bones, so it was more important for me to find a house that I actually liked and worry about the HVAC system later. Once I had the keys to the house, I immediately called an HVAC company to schedule a thorough tune up. I’m really glad I did this because the HVAC professional told me all that needed to be replaced was the air filter. Everything else was fine.