When you are in the market for a new house, the first thing you tend to do once you find a house you like, is to get the home tested on.
- Home inspectors are supposed to be looking out for the well-being of the homeowner and the bank that is providing the mortgage, if there is anything too substantially wrong with the house, either the bank won’t lend the currency or the potential client will back out of the purchase.
Well, when I was looking for a current home, I fell in love with an older model stone place in an established city. It was at the top of my price range, so I couldn’t afford anything too dramatic to be wrong with it. The home inspector went in and got to work looking in every nook and corner for what might need to be fixed or updated. This house had only minor things. The roof was great plus relatively new. The tepid heater was one of the newer kinds that provides heating on demand. There were no apparent cracks that would indicate foundation concerns. There was just one thing I was sad about. The HVAC. The inspector advocated that the cooling system and oil furnace entirely didn’t have much longer to live. He quoted that I would need to update the Heating plus A/C within multiple years of buying the house. Well, the HVAC is usually the second most luxurious thing to update in a home, second only to the roof, so that unquestionably made me worry. Then I found out the cooling system worked fine, but he just had a formula that said replacing the cooling system usually needed to happen every 10 years, plus this heating and A/C unit was several years old. I went ahead and bought the house.