Purchasing a home involves a lot of decision-making. As you evaluate residential properties, you’ll want to know the state that the heating and cooling system is in before you make a commitment. So before you put down a deposit or sign a contract, make sure you learn all you can about this essential home system.
An HVAC Checklist
HVAC repairs and installations expert W.E. Beavers Jr. Heating & Cooling shares an HVAC checklist to refer to as you go shopping for a new home.
- The Year of Manufacture & Installation
Old HVAC systems are less energy-efficient and lack special features that help make your indoor comfort and air quality better. The age will give you an idea of the comfort levels that you can get in the home with its current HVAC system. If you notice that the HVAC system is nearing its 20th year, then it is due for a replacement soon.
It’s also good to know the installation date. The HVAC system may have been manufactured a few years back, but if the installation was recent, then it may still be in great shape. This is assuming that the HVAC system has received ongoing maintenance by a heating and cooling services technician.
- The Company That Installed the System
The next thing to find out is the company that installed the HVAC system. This is important so you have a primary point of contact to know what level of service the HVAC system has had. You also won’t have to look far when you need an HVAC technician, especially if you’re new to the area.
This information can be found in HVAC records that the current owners may have kept or on the HVAC equipment itself. The owners may have also taken advantage of cooling and heating services before putting the home on the market, so they will be able to provide the company contact information.
- Past Routine Maintenance
Routine maintenance is one of the best things that you can do for your HVAC system. Without it, the unit will not work as smoothly as it could and may be at risk of breaking down. If the current homeowner has failed to keep the HVAC system well-maintained, you may notice problems arising if you buy the home. If you still decide to put a contract on the property despite this, you can request to have an HVAC repairs and installations technician to look at the system before sealing the deal for your peace of mind.
- Energy Upgrades
Certain home upgrades can help lower household heating and cooling requirements. Ask the homeowner if they have recently added insulation in the attic and crawl space, installed energy-efficient windows and/or sealed air ducts. Any of these will help in support the HVAC system in providing comfort while saving on energy bills.
- Energy Bills
Energy bills say a lot about a home’s HVAC system. They can also indicate possible ductwork problems, as well as other ventilation and insulation issues. These bills reflect how much you are likely to pay in the future with no changes as well. To prevent high bills, make sure to have the HVAC system, especially the ductwork, checked.
Getting an HVAC Contractor Involved
Once you’ve completed this checklist, it’s also important to get a local professional HVAC technician involved. We can find heating and cooling issues that the untrained eye can’t. If you’re set on buying the home, then this will be the first step in building a contractor relationship for future service.
Why Choose Us
To be sure that the HVAC system of the home you’re looking to purchase is in good condition, you need a reliable expert who can provide recommendations to help you get the most out of the system. For homeowners in Woodbridge and the rest of Prince William County, the name to trust is W.E. Beavers Jr. Heating & Cooling. Here’s what makes us one of the leading cooling and heating services providers in the area:
- Experienced. We have been locally owned and operated for over 20 years now. Whether you need a tune-up of your AC or furnace or a new system installed in your home, we want to be your HVAC company, today and for decades to come.
- Customer-Centric. At W.E. Beavers Jr. Heating & Cooling, we always want you to feel comfortable, in your home and with the quality of our service and our prices. With our experienced technicians, you will always get the best results . It’s all summed up in our motto: “We Care About Your Home Comfort Needs.”
- Certified. Our company is an authorized installer of Carrier® products. When we started over two decades ago, we chose to partner with this manufacturer because of the energy efficiency and dependability of Carrier HVAC systems. You can trust our technicians to help you choose the right system for your home, budget and energy goals.
Experience stellar heating and cooling services from W.E. Beavers Jr. Heating & Cooling. Whether it’s for your current or future home, we’re here for you. Call us now at (703) 897-5505 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.