Are you buying a new home? Before you sign on the dotted line, here are some HVAC questions you need to ask your professional AC repair company.
Often new homeowners call us to to look at the air conditioner or furnace. During the call we discuss a lot of things about their HVAC system and, undoubtedly, we hear them say, “Oh, I didn’t know that about X”. Unfortunately, the seller doesn’t usually hand off a set of home instructions with the keys and that leaves the new buyer with a maze of appliances and other items to navigate. Below are some of the questions that we feel are the important to ask when you buy a new home.
Do I need to recalibrate my thermostat?
Yes. Always check the scheduling to make sure it works with your schedule. If you have a smart thermostat, like a Nest, then that thermostat has molded its scheduled around the previous owners lifestyle based on their movements and temperature settings. You need to go into the settings and reset the program to start reacting to your schedule.
Where are my air filters?
Although it may seem obvious, this is a big one. Many homes have multiple locations to place the filter and can risk “double filtering” your unit. This can be as hard on your system as running with a dirty filter.
Where are the emergency shutoffs?
Ask where to turn the gas off to furnaces and power off to air conditioning units in case you have an emergency that requires it.
What maintenance can you do as a homeowner?
There are many things that you can do to maintain your HVAC system to increase lifespan and efficiency. Just ask and we can show you.
Should you get annual maintenance on your heating and air conditioning systems?
Yes. Routine maintenance is the key to extending the lifespan and increasing the efficiency of your HVAC system.