Have the HVAC System Inspected Before You Buy the Home

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Buying a home can be a daunting experience, especially for first-time buyers. A home is a significant investment, and there is a lot of pressure to get it right. So you’ve had the inspector check the house, and everything looks good. You’ve lined up financing and checked on the local schools. But have you had the HVAC system checked?

Here’s why you should.

The Inspectors

Many people believe that if the house is inspected, the HVAC system must be in good working order. However, that is not always the case.

Most of the time, inspectors will make sure that the system turns on and off. However, this is not a good indicator of whether the system is working correctly or needs significant repairs. Inspectors are not trained in HVAC systems and don’t look for problems. In many states, inspectors are not even licensed.

The experienced technicians at Burkholder's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can inspect your HVAC system and tell you if it needs repairs or a replacement before you sign the contract.

Money, Money, Money

Since the HVAC system is likely the most expensive thing to replace or repair, it’s essential to know whether it works before you buy the house. Even if it is working correctly, you should be sure it is not wasting energy. HVAC accounts for a large portion of your energy bills, so any leaks or problems could cost you lots of money in utility payments.


If you find that the HVAC system needs replacement or repairs, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream house. You can use the information to negotiate a better deal on the home or negotiate for the seller to fix the problem before you buy the house.

Burkholder's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is ready to help inspect your new home’s HVAC unit. We are available for repairs, installations, and consultations in Emmaus, PA, and the surrounding areas. With our experienced technicians and a satisfaction guarantee, you can be sure to get service you can trust.

Call or visit our website today to schedule an inspection.