HVAC Tips and Tricks for New Homeowners

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When you move into a new home, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system stays in good condition. This helps reduce the risk of damage or other problems while also ensuring your HVAC unit reaches its lifespan. Keep the following HVAC tips and tricks in mind, and your new home will stay comfortable throughout the summer.

Understand Your HVAC Unit

When moving to a new home, you should find out the age and efficiency rating of your HVAC system. A home that’s 10 or more years old is likely to have an older A/C unit that will need to be replaced. Older HVAC systems also have lower efficiency ratings.

Ask for the results of the former owner’s HVAC inspection to see how old it is and whether there were any problems with it. You should also be familiar with the terms and conditions of the HVAC system’s warranty if it has one.

DIY 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 from around the outdoor unit. You should also seal your home to prevent drafts since this can cause you to use your HVAC system more.

Have a programmable thermostat installed in order to decrease the amount of 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, resulting in less wear and tear.

Keep Up With Professional Maintenance

You should have professional A/C maintenance done on your HVAC unit on an annual basis. Going without maintenance could cost you an extra 20 percent on your energy bills. Routine maintenance helps you save on heating and cooling costs while also improving your air quality and extending the lifespan of your HVAC system.

You’ll also have a lower risk of needing emergency HVAC repairs. Join A/C Designs Preferred Customer Maintenance Program, which provides you with important benefits, including two pre-scheduled system checks each year, a 20 percent discount on repairs, same-day service, and more.

HVAC Tips and Tricks

HVAC checklist for new homeowners

Knowing more about your new A/C unit and scheduling HVAC maintenance are crucial parts of ensuring your system lasts for years and runs smoothly. Book an appointment today with the HVAC experts at A/C Designs.