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TOPIC: Running A/C in cold weather

Re: Running A/C in cold weather 11 years 11 months ago #25530

Let’s say I'm going to inspect a house, and it's 55 to 65 degrees outside, the house was built between 1975 to 1980, it's the original equipment when the house was built, it has a split unit, the condenser is located outside, the power has been off for who knows how long, the Real Estate agent says the utilities have just been turned on that day so you could do a thorough inspection, how would you deal with this situation given all of the information so far in this post?

(As a "home inspector" and not a A.C. Contractor or A.C.Tech.)

We all have specialty trades that we can go into that can confuse people, we want to know what are the industry standards for this business when it comes to HVAC, we all tend to lean towards what we know best when we do a home inspections its only natural.

I like the old expression "if its not broke don't fix it"

-Russ


Russ you are asking what I would do under those circumstances you listed,to be point blank I would operate the A/C unit and not even look back based on what I know about HVAC. As an HI you should do what you are comfortable with and if 60 to 65 degrees outdoor ambient is your SOP and personal business policy by all means follow that policy.

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Re: Running A/C in cold weather 11 years 11 months ago #25546

Careful Charlie!

Your explanations are too short but they're getting too long!

Be careful that you don't become "a sanctimonius gas bag"! :-)

Michael,

I agree with your recommendation. And I have already done that!

Please see: www.midtninspections.com/blog?page=1

It's hard to remember what I have on my website sometimes!

I am, over 50!  ;D

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Re: Running A/C in cold weather 11 years 11 months ago #25548

Careful Charlie!

Your explanations are too short but they're getting too long!

Be careful that you don't become "a sanctimonius gas bag"! :-)

Michael,

I agree with your recommendation. And I have already done that!

Please see: www.midtninspections.com/blog?page=1

It's hard to remember what I have on my website sometimes!

I am, over 50!  ;D


Perfect, I am reading it now. Now you don't have to be a gas bag!!:)

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Re: Running A/C in cold weather 11 years 11 months ago #25552

David Andersen-Good post on your blog. I left a comment.

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