3 Easy Ways to Assess the HVAC System of Your New Home

New Home in Charlottesville, VA

Moving into a new home is an exciting time in your life and the perfect way to start over new. However, before you get settled in, you should consider the health of your new HVAC system. You’ll want to make sure everything is in tip-top shape before the hot months of summer arrive. Here are three simple ways you can assess the health of your new HVAC system.

1. Schedule a Tune-Up and Inspection

Self-assessment is a great starting point, but hiring our team to thoroughly assess and to tune-up the system is a necessary part of the process. We’re able to more accurately gauge the age of your system, how well it’s been cared for, and whether you’ll be in need of any replacement units in the near future.

2. Visually Inspect the System

A quick visual inspection can tell you a lot about the condition of your new HVAC system. Check ductwork for cracks, gaps, or other signs of damage. Do a walkthrough of each room, and see if the temperature seems consistent throughout the home. Check the air conditioner and heating system for signs of leaks, rust, or other damages. Lastly, try to determine how much, if any, insulation the home has.

3. Ask the Previous Owners

If you’re in communication with the previous owners of the home, use this opportunity to find out as much as you can about the current HVAC system. Ask how long ago the heating and cooling units were installed, when they were last maintained, what tasks they’ve done for maintenance, and about the repair history of the furnace and air conditioner.

Sometimes, it’s best to call in the pros. The team at Beck Cohen has been a proud provider of HVAC services in the Charlottesville area, from repairs and tune-ups to indoor air quality improvements, since way back in 1955. With plumbing and electrical offerings, we’re the one stop shop for homeowners in need. Give us a call today, and we’ll be glad to service and assess your new HVAC system!