Originally Posted By: Julie Ashworth
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I am buying a home and trying to determine the age of the Bryant furnace? I was told that sometimes this can be determined by the serial #. That # is 1297X63948. If it can be determined by this number, is this considered an older furnace?
Also, we had the house inspected and was told that the furnace and air conditioning were operating well. But, the inspector does NOT do an extensive inspection on HVAC systems including checking heat exchangers, filters, fan motors, carbon monoxide or gas leaks, etc. I was told that I could have a "safety inspection" done by a local HVAC company for $49 per furnace (home has 2 furnaces) which would check some of the things above. Does anyone recommend doing that? Is it necessary? I have verified that the current owners have the systems serviced 2x/yr.
We are first time home owners and need some advice.