Moving In: Your Home Inspection HVAC Checklist
It's finally happened! You've found the perfect home and have begun the move-in process.
But don't forget about one of the most critical systems in your new home - the heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system (HVAC).
This system is crucial for keeping you comfortable all year long, so you must do a quick checkup before moving in. In this blog post, we'll give you a handy HVAC checklist to help you make sure your new home is ready for winter or summer.
How Old is Your Unit?
The first thing you'll want to do is check the age of the HVAC system. Most systems will last around 15-20 years, so if your new home has an older system, it may need to be replaced soon.
You'll also want to ensure that the system is adequately sized for your new home. An undersized system will have to work harder to heat or cool your home, which may cause wear and tear on the system and higher energy bills.
Clean Air Filters are Key
Next, take a look at the air filters. These should be changed every one to three months and if they hasn't been changed in quite some time, now is the time to do it.
Dirty air filters can restrict airflow and cause your system to work harder than it needs to. The ac unit in your home is an essential part of its operation.
From cooling down hot rooms during summertime to heating them when it's cold outside, this machine goes through so much work every day!
Thankfully with proper maintenance, you can keep up on all those duties yourself without having any worries about what might happen if something were ever broken or neglected
- The coils that distribute coolant throughout each room should be cleaned regularly (at least once every six months)
- Make sure there aren't large pieces obstructing airflow around where they enter the thermostat housing.
Check the Ducts
Finally, take a look at the ductwork. This system carries air throughout your home, so it's essential to ensure it is in good condition.
Look for any signs of leaks or damage, and if you find anything, have it repaired before moving in.
Otherwise, you'll be wasting energy and money to heat or cool your home.
Following this simple HVAC checklist ensures that your new home is ready for whatever weather summer throws at you.
So don't forget to check things off this list before you move in! You'll be glad you did when your home is nice and comfortable all year.
Do you have other tips for prepping your HVAC system before moving into a new home?
Please share them with us! And if you're looking for more moving tips, check out our other blogs for the latest advice. Happy moving!