I am currently in the process of selling my townhouse in Raleigh, NC. The a/c unit, and heat for that matter, are original and were installed in 2001. The house was inspected last week and the inspector noted that both units had exceeded life expectancy and should be replaced for functional operation. He had some trouble with the thermostat and was under the impression that the a/c didn’t work.
My question is this: is the inspector legally allowed to determine whether a unit should or shouldn’t be replaced and put it in a report?
The unit, while old, has been maintained and has had no troubles for the last five years that I’ve lived with it. While I understand an old system can be something to worry about, we’ve made no claims that it was new or anything and I feel like his comments could very well tank the sale of my house and that inspection will stay with us until we do sell it.