Are you buying a new home? When you’re shopping around for a new house, be sure to consider a home’s HVAC system.
Because heating and air conditioning make up half of your energy costs, and faulty equipment can lead to expensive repairs, it’s a great idea to spend a little time checking the unit before making an offer on your dream home.
HVAC New Home Checklist:
Below we offer a basic checklist for potential home buyers. By reviewing these items, you can get a better sense for whether or not the previous owner properly maintained the unit.
- Does it turn on and off, and if it’s digital, can you adjust the settings?
- Turn the unit on and test the temperature against the thermostat settings.
Outside compressor unit
- There should be no shrubs, vines, or other plants within two feet of the HVAC unit.
- Check that the unit is level, as a tilt will hurt … Read Full Post »