We’re back with our list of things that you should look out for when buying a new home.
Today, we’ll highlight why you need to check for an old furnace and/or HVAC system.
Another key system of a home, HVAC and heating systems are crucially important, especially when temperatures drop or spike.
Most modern furnaces have an operating life of 20 -30 years before they begin to fail and need to be replaced.
As with other items in this list, carefully review the disclosures, (including any home inspections) and permit information to see the condition (and age, if an estimate is provided) of the furnace and HVAC systems, and if a furnace was replaced within the last 20 years.
If you don’t see any indications that the furnace was replaced, or the reports indicate the furnace is getting on in years, you should expect to potentially need to service or replace the furnace in the next decade.