When new homeowners buy a house, they are also buying over some of the changes that the previous owners made to the home. Home buying is about looking for the best combination of different factors. Although you might not like everything that came with the house, if most things about it are a perfect fit, then you might decide to purchase the home. An HVAC system is one of the things that many prospective buyers will look at in a home before purchasing it. An HVAC system regulates heat and air, guaranteeing that you breathe only the cleanest air in the home that you can. HVAC systems are a necessity for people with respiratory issues or people who live in warmer, more humid parts of the country. If you’ve recently bought a house with an HVAC system you don’t know how to properly use, this guide can help!
HVAC Guide for New Homeowners
Research the HVAC Model & Type
Upon moving in, if you discover that you have a new HVAC unit in the home, the very first thing you should do is to head to Google. Then, search for the make and model of your home’s HVAC system. In some cases, the make and model will be written on the unit itself. Other times it can be helpful to look for the identifying information on the remote control.
Some time or another you will need to replace HVAC parts. For example, pipes could be older, or the previous owners might have lost the remote. This is a more common problem for new homeowners than you imagine. Once you know the model and type, you can move to the next step.
First-Time HVAC Cleaning
There are two things that you should assume with a new HVAC system. First, assume that the heating and cooling system has not been serviced for a while. Second, always assume that the HVAC unit has not been cleaned recently.
Before you start up a new HVAC system for the first time, check all vents and controllers to make sure it isn’t collecting dust or anything else that could get in the way of how the system works.
Next, we recommend having an HVAC professional come to service the unit. Without a proper, professional HVAC service, you can’t expect everything to run smoothly. Instead of taking a chance and having blown equipment, begin with a professional service. HVAC services do not cost much and will help guarantee the longevity of your HVAC.
An out-of-the-box HVAC system is unlikely to be perfect when you first move in. After servicing the HVAC system, you will have to calibrate the system to fit your needs. Everyone likes to set their HVAC differently. Use it for a while, and then start to set it more to your needs.
You can control older HVAC systems with a simple remote. If you know the make and model number of the system, this remote is easy to replace. Newer HVAC systems might work with an app, which requires little technical knowledge to set up.
If you have been blessed with a brand new HVAC unit in your home, enjoy it! However, new homeowners should take these first few easy steps to get the HVAC system running perfectly to ensure the longevity of the unit.
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