Today you just purchased your first new car in years, or you finally picked up that boat or RV you have had your eye on for a long time and then the unthinkable happens…. your AC and heater died, or maybe the roof started leaking. Suddenly, you cannot believe your luck, after saving up for your down payment on the new toy you just purchased, you now need to fork out thousands of dollars to get your house back in good shape.
What if you knew that you needed to replace a major part of your home’s systems? Well, you can in most cases. First, you will need to hire a good, well-known home inspector, someone with a good reputation. Have your house inspected from top to bottom to see what problems may be lurking, and this will enable you to budget for the repairs, or in some cases, prevent a hazardous situation from ever happening. You will want to call a good licensed HVAC technician that can inspect your AC and heater for proper operation, even if you think it is working OK, there could be big issues waiting for the hottest or coldest day of the year to show itself (probably on a holiday). This also could include dangerous issues like cracked heat exchangers, mold, or even burning wires. I highly recommend that you have a preventative maintenance check on the equipment every year as well. You should also call a electrician to inspect the electrical system for proper operation. If you then take the recommendations of these professionals and make any needed repairs or replacements, this will give you peace of mind and help you budget for the future.
What if we have another economic crash like we had in 2008? Are you and your house prepared for years of cash tightening up like we had with the credit crunch? I want you to consider the above and think about taking action to make sure your house is in great shape.
If you need advice on what action you need to take then please contact me and I will be glad to assist you as much as possible.

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Master Builder at Build America Construction