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A critical pre-closing inspection you didn’t know you needed.

It’s one of the most important and expensive systems in a home: The HVAC. Having a home warranty service agreement in place to cover breakdowns for this system can certainly come in handy when the unexpected happens. However, it’s important to ensure that your client’s system is properly working beforehand by having the HVAC certified by a professional.

It’s a common misconception that a home inspection does an adequate job to determine if an HVAC is in good working condition. This unfortunately does not help in a homeowner’s case when being denied for an HVAC claim because of a pre-existing condition. What you might not know is that only licensed HVAC technicians are permitted to inspect and certify if an HVAC system is properly working. Home Inspectors are limited to what they can inspect and aren’t permitted to inspect the cabinet and put gauges on the system, which is an important factor in determining working condition of an HVAC.

No matter the age of the home, if not properly maintained, defects and failures can develop over time and, if found after closing, could be cause for a pre-existing claim denial. Having the HVAC system certified can help protect a home seller from post-closing disputes due to buyer perceived non-disclosure. It also protects buyers from out of pocket expenses if the system fails.

Are you interested in having your client’s HVAC system certified? Contact 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty® to ask about their HVAC Certification program and see if the program is available for your area. Visit 2-10.com/HVACCertification.