Read this if you’re in the market for a new house with the hopes of energy efficiency.
Is increased energy efficiency on your wish list for your next house? There are a lot of things your realtor can help you with, but energy efficiency and your HVAC system aren’t on that list. Here are three tips about HVAC your realtor might not tell you that you need to know before purchasing a new home:
Tip #1: Don’t Trust the Inspector Alone
The majority of home buyers will have an inspection done before closing on a property. This is great, but you should also consider having your own HVAC tech examine the unit before you sign on the dotted line. Your tech can spot even small problems and give you an idea of what it will take to fix them. This step can help ensure you aren’t stuck with an energy-sucking HVAC system.
Tip #2: Know the Age of the Unit
No matter how well a system is running, its age will have an impact on its performance, specifically on its energy efficiency. Most HVAC units will start to decline at about 15 years of age, even if they seem to be still functioning properly. Advances in heating and cooling technology mean a new unit will save you significantly over time and make your home more energy efficient.
Don't play a guessing game with your new home's HVAC system. Ensure energy efficiency by calling in the experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.