I am new to this site and this board, so forgive me if this topic has already been covered...
I am considering buying a two-story, 1200-square foot condo built in 1971. It has forced-air electric heat.
I spoke to one of the neighbors (a tenant) who said that the heating system (original) in his unit is not sufficient to heat the entire unit.
I have asked the broker to find out when and if the heating system has been replaced in the unit I'm considering. My questions to the BB are:
1. Will this type of heat be incredibly expensive? I live in the Philadelphia area. The windows are doubled paned and look relatively new, but I will learn more about this.
2. If the system isn't sufficient, how large an expense would it be to upgrade/replace the system?
3. Would you shy away from a unit with this type of system?
I have mainly lived in older places with oil or gas heat(rentals). The one condo I owned was in a large building, and my heat (gas) was maintained as part of the condo fee. This is the first time I'd own a heating system.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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