When you’re planning to move to a new house, your focus is likely on how you’re going to get everything from your current home to your new one. You want to get as settled as quickly as possible, and there are lots of things that need to be done between now and your moving date.
One thing that can easily be forgotten when moving into a new house is checking the HVAC systems. When it comes to your new home’s heating and cooling, you want to be sure that everything is working properly before you move in. At G&R Heating and Air, we can provide expert repairs when you need it most. If you live in Schaumburg, then give us a call today!
Before you close on a house, you’ll have a professional home inspection done. The inspector will be checking the home’s foundation, plumbing, HVAC, and more. They should note any problems with the furnace or air conditioner, as well as any noticeable stains, cracks, rust, or damage to the HVAC systems.
It’s important to take the time to read this portion of the home inspection report before you move forward with your new home purchase. You might be able to negotiate a lower price, or have the current owner replace the furnace or air conditioner before you sign the final paperwork.
Conduct Your Own Inspection
When you’re viewing a house, either with the current owner or a real estate agent, be sure to ask questions about the furnace and AC. When was the system installed? How often has it been repaired? Knowing this information can help you feel more at ease, or it can raise more questions, and inform your decision on whether or not you want to buy the house. You don’t want to move into the house in the middle of December and have a furnace that doesn’t work!
If one of the HVAC systems is running while you’re viewing the house, then listen for any strange noises and check the vents and registers for proper air temperature and flow. You can also request that the furnace or air conditioner be turned on so that you can visually inspect it as it runs through its cycle.
Don’t Neglect the Ductwork
The heating and cooling systems in a prospective house may work just fine, but the ductwork may be another story. If the ducts are loose or leaky, then the HVAC efficiency is going to be greatly impacted. Your monthly utility bills will likely be higher, since it’s going to take more hot or cold air to bring the temperature inside the house to where you want it. Loose ductwork can also be noisy, which can negatively affect your enjoyment of your new home.
You’ll want to make sure the ducts are clean and clear of dust and debris, since dirty ductwork can mean poor air quality inside the home. If you have family members with allergies, then it can be a good idea to invest in professional duct cleaning before you move into the house.
Moving Into New Construction
Perhaps you’re having a new house built and you can’t wait to move in. Your furnace and air conditioner will be brand new as well, and our team can help you choose the right option for both systems. We’ll help you size and install your HVAC systems, and we’ll check for correct operation before the finishing touches are added. We can also answer questions about insulation, thermal mass, refrigerant, and more. As your local heating and cooling experts, we want to be an indispensable resource to you and your family!
If you’re planning to move to a new home in Schaumburg, or you’ve already moved in, and you’re concerned about the HVAC systems, then please give us a call today. The professional inspection may not have yielded any visible problems, and the previous homeowners may have assured you that everything worked great, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be problems down the road. When HVAC issues arise, you can rest easy that we’re only a phone call away.
Contact us today by using the form below or by calling (224) 419-5324. We look forward to helping you!