When you purchase a new home, it’s important to look at its heating and cooling equipment. You want to find out if there are potential problems so there aren’t any surprises such as needing to replace the equipment soon after moving in. Use the following tips so you can proceed with confidence.

Refrigerant Used by Air Conditioner

Find out what type of refrigerant the air conditioner uses. If it’s an older air conditioner, it might use R-22 refrigerant, which can no longer be produced. This means replacing it is now very expensive.

Age of System

It’s important to know the age of the heating and cooling system in the home you are purchasing. Air conditioners typically need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, while furnaces tend to last for 15 to 20 years.

Maintenance and Repair History

Technicians typically leave a dated job ticket on heating and cooling equipment when they do maintenance or repair work. Look to see that the air conditioner and furnace have each been given proper maintenance once a year. Look to see if they’ve required frequent repairs, because that’s a sign you’ll need to replace them before too long.

Determine Each Room’s Comfort Level

The home should be evenly heated and cooled by the equipment. Check to see if some rooms are too hot or too cold. This can be a sign that the equipment isn’t working correctly, there’s a problem in the ductwork, or there’s missing insulation.

Schedule an Inspection

You should hire an HVAC company to inspect the heating and cooling equipment. Professional technicians can tell you if there are any issues that need to be corrected. If you’re in the vicinity of Athens or Lancaster, our team at David White Services can perform that inspection for you. We’ve been serving residents and helping families in this area since 1977.

Besides installing, maintaining, and repairing heating and cooling systems, we can also assist you with indoor air quality, duct cleaning, ductwork, geothermal energy, and generators. Please call today to schedule an appointment.

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