you should know when buying an
should size an air conditioner
carefully because, in most
areas of the country, air conditioning
units serve to dehumidify
as well as to cool.
A unit that is too large
will certainly cool,
however, it will not remove enough
moisture from the air (dehumidify).
You will still be uncomfortable
because of the moist air
and will have to call on the
oversized unit to reduce the temperature
three or four degrees more
than if you had a properly sized
the unit for efficiency.
On the newer units you can
look at the energy guide
sticker. If you do not have
an energy guide sticker, or you
would like to know what it means,
compare the BTUs or tonnage
of the air conditioning unit
to the electrical draw in amperage.
If you have one ton of air conditioning
(one ton is equivalent 12,000
BTUs) and your unit draws amps,
it would be more efficient than one-ton
unit that draws 8.0 amps. NOTE:
You simply check the metal label
on the air conditioning unit and
look for the full load amps (FLA)
or rated load amps (RLA) of
from front page
the rear foundation wall. Furthermore, all major
mechanical systems were at the end or beyond
the end of their useful life spans. I estimated
$25,000 or more would be needed to make
all corrections, grading changes and replacements.
Realtor Liability. Sellers and their listing agents
who deny potential buyers the opportunity for
a pre-offer home inspection are setting the
stage for a nasty legal battle that will be based
on a non-disclosure of material fact claim and
their names will change to Defendant. Even
if the Realtor wins, the cost of a serious defense
will exceed the commission earned. Buyer’s
agents who recommend a "no contingency- no
inspection" without suggesting a pre-offer home
inspection may also be named Defendant
and face a mal-practice claim, again with
expensive defense costs.
The solution is a Pre-Offer Inspection. Buyer’s
agents can fulfill their obligation to their
clients by recommending a pre-offer inspection.
If it is refused, have the client sign a
statement so indicating in writing. Always remember:
from a plaintiff’s attorney point of view,
if it’s not in writing, it didn’t happen. Avoid
liability; make the pre-offer home inspection
standard in your real estate practice.