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Are You Buying A House? Before You Sign, Check the HVAC System!

Updated: Aug 19, 2019

Created by Privette Heating & Air Conditioning Admin

Buying a home can be an exciting experience as it marks a new chapter in your life. However, it can often be stressful as tasks and projects build up. It can also be easy to overlook things if you don't know what to look for. Properly inspecting your new homes HVAC system is crucial in creating a safe and comfortable atmosphere for you and your family. So, how do you know what to check? 

If you are unfamiliar with HVAC systems, hire a technician to check the HVAC systems to make sure the functionality and efficiency of the systems are intact and determine if they need any tune-ups. It also would be helpful to get an estimate of the age of your furnace and air conditioner to determine if it is near the end of its lifespan and budget for any future breakdowns. 

Check both heat and air conditioning systems to ensure they function properly. Understand the type of filter you need to use. Learn the shut-off locations for gas and water (in the case of an emergency leak, you should familiarize yourself with the locations of your shut-off valves, so you can quickly respond to an emergency). Learn where your circuit breaker is for maintenance and repairs.

Make sure your thermostat is operational. It is essential that your thermostat is working properly, so you can adjust the temperature of your home and live comfortably.

Make sure your system is thoroughly cleaned before you move in. It will catch any problems that initially went unnoticed. Make sure the vents in all rooms are clear of dust and move any obstructions.

If you need professional to look at your new or potential new homes system, give us a call at 903-797-2678.

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