Has the air conditioner placement become the new bad roof

Selling a home and placement/size of the air conditioner became an issue. The HVAC was installed when the house was built and assumed inspected by the county.. Has the air conditioner placement become the new bad roof when selling a home? We have lived in the home for 18years and never had an issue.
  • February 20 2014 - US
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HVAC systems are fine (if properly installed) on a roof. Still done on commercial and industrial properties. No worries.

  • February 26 2014
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Codes change as far as placement goes, but that does not mean that your unit needs to be moved. If the unit is safe and functional then you have the right to tell buyers you will not replace or relocated it before the sale.
  • February 20 2014
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Its hard for anyone to know your particular issue as to why placement is "not good", Ive seen systems installed ontop of high pitched roofs fine without issue, I've seen them installed on proper slab on ground that were horrible because of drainage, noise level, etc.

The simple fact is a buyer has the right to comment or complain or ask for concessions from you if "they" believe the A/C system is not satisfactory to them for any number of reasons... and you have every right to simply say "NO" if you believe its fine and your purchase price is in consideration of the fact its NOT a new construction house.

 "sure... maybe it does not meet today's building code... but if a buyer wants everything to meet today's building code we can offer them a nice new construction home right over their>>>>>he can buy for twice the money!" 

Hope this helps, Best Wishes!
  • February 20 2014
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