How to Sell Your Condo and Buy a House: FURNACES
Because you usually donâ€™t own your heating and air conditioning equipment in your condo, you probably never think about it as long as itâ€™s working properly. However, when you are buying a house the furnace is a very important piece of equipment in your new home.
When it comes to furnaces, the more efficient the better. A high efficiency furnace will save you a lot of money versus a mid or low efficiency model. The typical lifespan of a furnace is about 20 years.
My expert tip for quickly figuring out if a furnace is a high efficiency furnace or not is look on the outside of the house for plastic vent pipes. There should be 2 of them, one pointing up for air intake and one pointing down for exhaust. This means your furnace is a high efficiency unit.
The most recent high efficiency furnace vents will be white PVC plastic, however, the slightly older models use black ABS plastic which is also OK.
Hereâ€™s an example of a high-efficiency furnace. This one says it was installed in this house in 2005. As you can see, itâ€™s nice and small, probably half the size of a unit that was built 20 years ago, and youâ€™ll notice the plastic venting pipes coming out of it, indicating it is a high efficiency furnace.
Another thing I wanted to point out about this unit is that it has a humidifier built in which is great for keeping your house from getting too dry in the dead of winter.
If youÂ are thinking about selling your condo and buying a house this year, I’dÂ love to help. For more informationÂ contact me.