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Nothing is easy!
Thursday we went to the house inspection (we are one week from closing) only to learn from the inspector that the house doesn’t have central air conditioning!
Who builds a house in southern Wisconsin in this century without A/C? The sellers build “affordable” homes with some government assistance, but still …. We’ve been looking at the house in the winter, so we didn’t notice. We just assumed … and you know where that will get you.
My wife has allergies and asthma, and A/C is not a luxury – it’s a medical necessity. We could back out, but we’d lose a ton of money and have nowhere to live.
So now we’re scrambling to get estimates to add A/C to the furnace unit. It will probably be several thou … not sure how we’ll afford it, but we really don’t have a choice. Window A/C isn’t an option because you can’t get a good seal, and can draw in outside air.
The good news is that other than a few minor problems, everything else checked out OK with the inspector. The sellers pulled out all the carpet from hallway, stairs and bedrooms, and replaced it with laminate, so the place smells 95 percent better. Most new carpet is toxic stuff.
Closing is April 1, and I’m taking off the following week to paint and move.