Does the heater need the outside part of the AC on a home?

im trying to buy a house thru fha loan and it is missing the outside part of the ac, does the Heater work with out that or no??

Update:

ok so it does need the outside part to control heat

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  • Thor
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Sorry but to answer correctly we need to know the type of system.

    As mentioned a heat pump may or may not work on the emergency heat only setting, running on only the electric strip heat, depending "if" the air handler is providing the 24v. power to the thermostat. Some systems, the answer is no if the board in the outdoor unit controls the system.

    A furnace with an a/c should work okay without the a/c. Depending on how that is wired as well. But normally it should work.

    Good Luck

  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on what type of system you have. If you have a Heat Pump System, yes, you need it. You should get the HVAC system inspected before you invest in the property! Something sounds fishy to me! If you are smart you will get someone to look at it!

  • DAN Y
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yes, that only controls the air conditioning.Unless it is a heat pump system. In that case you need both parts.

    Source(s): hvac tech 29 years
  • jeff c
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    is missing or never there, you don't need the outdoor unit for heat as long as you have a furnace you need it for a/c

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