When you’re considering buying a new home, it’s important to make sure you find out as much as possible about its HVAC system. The condition of HVAC equipment and other factors can have a significant impact on how comfortable the home feels year-round and how much you pay for utility bills. While you’re in the home-buying process, ask the following questions about the property’s HVAC system:
How Old Is It?
The age of the home’s HVAC equipment is one of the most important pieces of information to ask about. If it’s an older system, such as a furnace that’s close to 15 years old or a central air-conditioning system that’s close to 10 years old, keep in mind that you’ll need to replace it soon. This need should be included in the bid you put on the house.
Has It Had Regular Maintenance?
HVAC systems that have had routine maintenance are typically in better shape than those that haven’t. Routine maintenance ensures that heating and cooling equipment is kept in good condition over the years.
What Type of Refrigerant Does It Use?
If the air conditioner uses R-22 refrigerant, this is another important factor to consider during the home-buying process. This type of refrigerant is being phased out, so having an HVAC system that still uses it can be more difficult to deal with in terms of repairing leaks.
How Energy-Efficient Is It?
An HVAC system with a high amount of energy efficiency will help you save more money on your heating and cooling bills, since you’ll be using a lower amount of energy throughout the year. Ask about energy-efficiency ratings on the home’s HVAC system, such as the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). Keep in mind that newer HVAC systems tend to be more efficient than older units.
If you need HVAC services at your Calgary home, please contact Arpi’s Industries for more information. We offer high-quality HVAC repairs, maintenance, and installation services for homeowners in the Calgary area.