Buying a new home is an exciting time for many people–even more so when it’s their first. But if you want to make the most of your investment, don’t overlook careful planning. This means checking every feature of the home you’re planning to buy. Be especially observant about its existing HVAC system. You’ll want to make sure it can effectively meet your heating and cooling needs. To help you get started, the premier air conditioner repair company in the area, Cooper Brothers, Inc. shares this handy HVAC checklist.
1. Determine the age of the unit. Performance issues become more frequent once an HVAC system reaches a certain age. A heating and cooling system that’s reached its 10th year is considered old and may require more frequent checkups to head off potential issues. And if the HVAC unit is already 20 years old, its problems may be severe enough to prompt a quick replacement.
2. Confirm proper HVAC installation. The performance of heating and cooling systems hinges on their installation. If done incorrectly, it can create issues that negatively affect the thermal comfort and energy efficiency of your home. To accurately determine if the original HVAC installer has done a good job of it, turn to Cooper Brothers Inc. for a comprehensive checkup. In addition to providing effective indoor air quality solutions, we can also handle your HVAC inspection needs, and should we find the work has been done sloppily, we’ll immediately set to work correcting it.
3. Check its energy efficiency. The HVAC system you may possibly be inheriting should not only ensure consistent thermal comfort, but reliable energy-saving performance as well. Take a look at its seasonal energy efficiency ratios (SEER): a higher number indicates a higher level of energy efficiency, allowing for reduced energy bills. A lower number, on the other hand, means the system is consuming too much energy and may even be susceptible to overheating.
If the existing HVAC system in the home you’re considering buying doesn’t suit your needs, turn to Cooper Brothers, Inc. for a heater and air conditioner replacement. You can expect a smooth. worry-free experience when you work with us. Our service areas include the cities in and around San Jose, CA. Call us today at (408) 649-2008 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.