Buying a new house is an exciting time in the lives of new homeowners. But it can also come with uncertainty. Are you making the right choice? Is it in the right area? Is it the right price? Is everything working in the home? When you are buying a new home, inspections are crucial. It is good for your peace of mind to know that you are buying a quality home for you and your family. The HVAC system is a big part of the inspection as parts of it can be costly to repair or replace. Here are some things to keep in mind both before and after you buy a new house.
Have the HVAC System Thoroughly Inspected
If you are not knowledgeable about HVAC systems and AC units, then call on somebody who is to inspect a unit before buying a home. An experienced HVAC technician will be able to thoroughly look over a unit to determine its functionality and efficiency. If they determine it is in need or a tune-up or repairs, that is something you can negotiate with the current homeowners. It is also helpful to know the age of the unit to determine how much life it has left because replacing an AC unit can be expensive. You will definitely want to be prepared to budget for a new unit if buying a home with an older furnace or AC unit. The more prepared you are, the better you will feel about making a big investment into a new house.
Test the Thermostat
When buying a home an HVAC technician will also check the thermostat to be sure the furnace and AC both run at appropriate temperatures. You want to know the thermostat works accurately so you be comfortable inside the home year round.
Maintain Monthly and Yearly Maintenance
After you have purchased a home, it is a good idea to properly maintain the HVAC system to be sure it continues to function optimally even after initial inspections. Monthly maintenance can include changing the air filter regularly. The air filter is not only essential to the efficiency of the HVAC unit but it also plays a large role in the quality of air you breathe. In the hot summer months when you use the AC unit more often, it is a good idea to change the air filter more regularly. In the winter, it may not be necessary quite as often.
Yearly maintenance is also highly recommended. Before the heat sets in, call an experienced AC technician to be sure the unit is working properly and ready to keep your home cool all season long.
For more tips or for any questions you may have about your HVAC system both before and after buying a home, don’t hesitate to call our knowledgeable professionals at Comfort Experts. We are happy to help keep you cool and comfortable all summer long inside your new home.