Originally Posted By: jpeck
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Forget the condensate pump as an indicator of the AHU anything.
How old was the house? Was the AHU original? Was the AHU in bad shape (dirty, leaking air around loose panels, rusted, etc.)?
If so, explain what you saw and write it up for replacement. The seller will argue about it, tell your client that you are their for their protection, not the sellers protection, and that that a/c has little, if any, life left and that you recommend it be replaced.
If the a/c contractor wants to "guaranty that it is good", let him put $2,000 in escrow. If the AHU lasts 5 years, he gets his money back, otherwise, his money is used to pay for a new AHU. Listen to his response, I doubt he says "sure, no problem, here is the money".