By Quality Contracting Electrical & HVAC
Buying a new home is an exciting, yet stressful process for homeowners. Whether you are building a home or purchasing an existing home, your air conditioning system is an important part. Along with many other home appliances, being knowledgeable and familiar with your whole house HVAC system is helpful for the future. In this blog, we have created an AC checklist for new homeowners to refer to regarding their air conditioning unit.
As we have stated, it is important to be familiar with your HVAC system. There are a few questions to ask before sealing the deal. If you have already purchased a home without asking these questions and are unable to find out this information, your Quality Contracting technician can evaluate and help answer some of the questions below.
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Maintaining clean air filters is imperative for efficiency, air quality, comfort, and overall health of your unit. Your air filter may be a different size than your previous home, so be sure to check the sizing before purchasing new filters.
Start fresh with a clean air conditioner by cleaning up the surrounding area. Debris may be stuck from the previous owners and interfering with the system’s efficiency. Make sure the unit is free of leaves, grass clippings, branches, and other debris as you move into your new home.
If you move into a home with ducts, examine them for air leaks and cleanliness. Air leaks can raise your utility bill and settled dust and allergens can harm your air quality. We recommend calling a professional to inspect your duct work.
Make sure all the air vents in your new home are open and clear. Contrary to popular belief, closing air vents does not save on energy costs and can actually harm your system. Closed air vents can increase the workload of your system and cause air leaks to form.
Air can escape through your windows and doors and cause your system to work harder and your energy bills to rise. As you move into your new home, add caulking and weather stripping to your home improvement list. This will benefit your system and savings in the long run for both summer and winter months.
Your drain line removes excess moisture from your home and can sometimes get clogged. Clogged drain lines can result in mold, mildew, and flooding. You can locate your drain line outside near your outdoor unit, and it is likely a white PVC or copper pipe. You will be able to see visible debris, but for deeper clogs call your Quality Contracting technician.
It is important to choose an honest and professional HVAC contractor who will get the job done quickly and efficiently. Many companies have Google reviews homeowners can refer to for real customer opinions and experiences. Here at Quality Contracting, we have been providing quality service to homeowners since 2011. Our website details everything you need to know about the timely, accurate repairs we provide. Visit our website to meet our team, view our services, and read our reviews.
The HVAC system is an important component of purchasing a home. Be sure to mark off items on this checklist to ensure your HVAC unit is the last of your new homeowner worries. If you remain or are new in the Chesapeake area, we hope you choose Quality Contracting for air conditioning repairs, maintenance and installation in the future.
Our team is here to provide homeowners across Chesapeake with quality service everytime.
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