Home Buyer Tip - Call a Furnace Company

Real Estate Agent with DFH Real Estate, Victoria, BC 800-668-2272

Home inspections are an important part of the purchasing process. However I have found that home inspectors do not really go 'inside' the furnace to look for maintenance issues, etc.

TIP: make sure you have a furnace company check as well! Being one of the most expensive parts of a home, Buyers should know the condition and life expectancy of the main heating and cooling systems - before purchasing.

Comments (3)

Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


This is a good idea. And, if the heat excahnger is not working correctly, they will have to shut it down. better to know before closing than after.



Nov 06, 2010 05:24 PM
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Bruce---The inspectors I recommend always check to see when the date of last servicing was.  If not in the past year, we always request that the seller get this done!  Good tip!

Nov 07, 2010 06:36 AM

Thanks Brian and Pat ...this came about after I had annual service on my own furnace. The guy I used mentioned certain things he can check that inspectors aren't really trained in ... so I figured for the small cost of a service call, it could save significantly for my Buyer should there be a problem not discovered by a routine home inspection. Money well spent in my opinion as a furnace can cost thousands.

Nov 07, 2010 02:36 PM