EPA BANS FREON and what it means to you as a Realtor

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Real Estate Agent with John R Wood Realtors SL 3096476

With all my listings that are sold I purchase a one year Home Warranty for the Buyers (saves a lot of headaches). The last policy I just set in place for an upcoming closing had information sent to me about the EPA and the banning of Freon. This is not a sexy topic but boy do I see possible problems.

As of January 1, 2010, the EPA mandated the way air conditioners are serviced and repaired. In a nutshell, if you have an older AC unit and need replacement parts, you might be out of luck. Puron know as R-410-A is a product used as a standard refrigerant for air conditioners and some of the older models can't use it. Living in Florida and using AC at least 8 months of the year, this is not good.

Sellers Disclosure issues! Does your state have this info in their disclosures? It was suggested to contact a Real Estate Attorney and get their opinion according to your state as to the liability for you as a Realtor in disclosing this information to prospective buyers...

I'll be intersted to see what feedback there is from state to state. A good FAQ website is www.R410Asolutions.com

 

Posted by

Lynn M. Bower ABR, GRI, RSPS
John R Wood Realtors
Direct: 239.438.6784

 

Comments (2)

Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Lynn,

Pretty soon, the Seller Disclosures are going to take up as much paper as the CCRs!  :)

Mike in Tucson

Jan 30, 2011 12:43 PM
Lynn M. Bower
John R Wood Realtors - Naples, FL
PA, ABR, GRI, RSPS, AHWD, PMN, CNE

You are too funny! but n but seriously, you are probably right. BTW I really enjoy your posts.

Jan 30, 2011 10:43 PM