HVAC Tips and Tricks for New Homeowners
One of the features that attracted you to your new home is the HVAC system, and as such, you’ll want to maximize the unit’s life. Here are tips and tricks to ensure your HVAC system works optimally.
Review Your HVAC Unit’s History
Do you have a mini-split system, boiler, central air conditioning, or a heat pump? It would help if you learned how your house is heated and cooled. The following are some things you need to know about your HVAC unit.
● Age of the unit: If your home is more than 10-15 years old, there is a likelihood that your HVAC system is old. You need to confirm the age of your system, as old HVAC units can give you a lot of problems.
● SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) or EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio)
● AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) or HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor).
● Inspection Reports: Request the former homeowner for inspection results for the HVAC system. The reports will help you know if the system has had any problems in the past. You will also know what to expect with the unit.
● Warranty: If the HVAC system still has a warranty, understand the terms and conditions of the warranty.
Air Conditioning Installation for a New System
Installing a new HVAC system is not a DIY project. Hiring professional air conditioning installers with the necessary expertise and experience to handle the air conditioning installation process is crucial. Professional installers have the right tools, knowledge, and training to install your new system correctly and safely. They can also help you choose the right HVAC system for your home, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost-effective option.
DIY AC Maintenance
At your new home, you can take steps to maintain your HVAC system. These include changing air filters as often as needed to maintain good HVAC efficiency and removing debris and weeds around the outdoor unit. It would help to seal your home to prevent drafts since this can cause you to use your HVAC system more.
Have a programmable thermostat installed to decrease the energy your HVAC system uses when you’re not home. Using curtains or other window coverings can also help you run your HVAC system less often, reducing wear and tear.
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