If you are building a home and facing installing an HVAC system, or, if you are buying a pre-owned home and want to know what shape its HVAC system is in, you should be aware of certain factors. Read on for information on how to get the most out of your installation of a new system, as well as pointers for evaluating a system in a pre-owned home.
If your home is being built, there are several tips you can follow to make HVAC installation easier, and that it will operate at an optimum level:
- Make sure the system is accessible and that there is nothing blocking the flow of air to the system. In order to make changing air filters easier, they should be accessible too.
- Check that the system is size-appropriate for the space you are heating and cooling.
- Look over the ductwork and avoid ductwork issues; there should not be sharp corners and all connections should be tightly sealed.
- Get an inspection done by a local and certified inspector. There are codes that need to be enforced, and a unit that is not up to code can be a big problem in the future.
Pre-owned homes may already have an HVAC system installed, in which case there are a few things you should do to make sure it is working right:
- Ask for and review old maintenance bills.
- Get an evaluation from a reliable professional and have them check that the system is running at maximum efficiency.
- Discuss details about the system with the original installers. Specifically, ask about the reliability of the system.
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