The Value of an HVAC Inspection - Time for That Furnace to be Replaced
A home inspection is essential, and sometimes additional inspections are important.
A recent home inspector recommended an HVAC evaluation because of concerns about the furnace in a Carlsbad condo.
The HVAC company did an inspection (quickly, I might add), and recommended that the furnace be replaced.
Seems the current furnace was a Premier, which was a model that was discontinued some years ago because of fire hazards (do a Google search for Premir furnaces and you'll see what I mean).
There was even a recall, and the company that manufactured them went out of business (they come under different names, this one was an Amana). Tne HVAC company refused to do any work on the unit because of potential liability issues, and strongly recommended replacement.
The buyer's concern, with the HVAC report and a request for replacement or a credit, was presented and readily agreed to by the seller, who likely had no clue. This was worth about $3000 to the new homeowner.
The old furnace was just removed and the new one installed. The new owner has peace of mind!