Congratulations! You purchased a home in Charleston, South Carolina. Now you’re looking forward to personalizing your new house. While you’re choosing interior paint colors and making decisions about furniture placement, don’t forget to give your home’s HVAC system some attention. Confirming the system’s age, preparing for filter changes and scheduling maintenance are several essential HVAC tasks every new homeowner should complete.
Confirm Your HVAC System’s Age
Verify the age of your HVAC system and the installation date. If you’ve inherited a well-maintained and newer system, you can expect it to last for approximately 10 to 15 years. If your HVAC system is 10 years old or older, start budgeting for a new system. A new HVAC unit can offer increased energy efficiency and home comfort.
Change the Air Filter
It’s smart to change your air filter as soon as you’re settled, especially if the home was vacant for a while before you moved in. You probably don’t know the last time the previous owners changed the filter. Therefore there could be a lot of old particles blocking the filter, making the HVAC work harder to push air through its system. We recommend that homeowners change the air filters every one to three months. As a result, your HVAC system will operate more efficiently, you’ll save money and you’ll help maintain good indoor air quality.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
For the best possible performance from your system, schedule HVAC maintenance at least once a year. Schedule a maintenance visit before moving into your new home. Our service technicians can inspect your system and alert you to any possible problems they discover. They can repair them on the spot, too. As a result, you can prevent a significant breakdown and costly repair after moving into your new home.
Are you a new homeowner? If you take good care of your HVAC system from the beginning, you can enjoy the benefits of home comfort throughout the year. Schedule your HVAC maintenance appointment with Berkeley Heating & Air Conditioning today by calling (843) 277-6030.
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