Moving into your brand-new home can be an exciting time, but its also an important time to catch any warning signs that are attached to systems inside the home. There are multiple moving parts of home inspections, one being your HVAC system. Getting a thorough home inspection will provide clarity around the longevity and the health of your HVAC system.
When Was the HVAC System Purchased?
Can you remember how many years ago it was, because of age matter when it comes to HVAC systems? Air conditioners and heat pumps generally last about 10 years, and after that, they need to be replaced. A furnace or a boiler typically last a lot longer but should be replaced after 15 years to a newer model.
Some Rooms are Hot, and Some are Cold
Did you notice that that in one room your comfortable and when you walk into another room it’s much colder? This is a clear sign that something could be wrong with your HVAC system. You could also have a problem with insulation or ductwork. Either way, get a professional to check it out.
Are You Remodeling?
If you started the remodeling process of your home, this is the perfect time to get your HVAC system checked, especially if you’re adding new rooms and creating new spaces to heat and cool.
Unexplained Increase to Energy Bills
If you’re running a heater or air conditioner consistently in the winter or the summer, it’s normal to see an increase. A higher energy cost is unavoidable when you’re running your HVAC system all the time. However, you recognize an unusually high cost or unexplained increase on your energy bill, it’s likely that your system isn’t working properly. It should not cost an arm and a leg to keep your home comfortable, and if you have a properly working system, you typically won’t see a sudden increase.
Little to No Air Flow
If you’ve ever turned on your AC to discover little or no air coming out of it, then it’s time to schedule a tune-up. Having poor airflow can be an indicator of a number of AC issues, so have a professional technician provide a clear and correct diagnosis. Whether the filter is clogged or the unit’s fan isn’t working, you’ll need a reliable repair in order to get your AC back up and running.
Have you noticed your HVAC system isn’t running properly? Make sure that when you set up your next home inspection, you ask for the professionals to check out your HVAC system. Whether there is a major issue or a minor issue, it’s never a bad idea to get it looked at. At Homeinex, we have skilled and qualified inspectors that can diagnose an issue right away. Contact us today to set up an appointment with us!