When you purchase a new house, information is power. That’s why you should take the time to do your due diligence so that you don’t end up making a purchase you later regret. Even with all the inspections and appraisals, though, there are still some aspects about buying a property that you have to take in good faith.
In some cases, these unknowns can result in unpleasant surprises while you spend your first year in your new Niles home. Among these unpleasant surprises can be a sky-high utility bill resulting from an inefficient HVAC system. To avoid being brought to your knees by a bill you can’t afford, we at A To Z Dependable Services offer these tips to help you to learn more about your HVAC system.
Have Your System Inspected
During your home inspection, one of the elements that the inspector will take a look at is your future house’s HVAC system. However, although the inspector checks to make sure that the system operates, they don’t do any checks to ensure that there aren’t any small, underlying issues that could cause major inefficiencies in your unit.
To rule out any of these problems, it’s very important to have an HVAC technician from A To Z Dependable Services come to your new residence right after you move in. This technician will be able to give your system a complete inspection using all the tools of the trade. Plus, while they’re inspecting your unit, they can also give it a tune-up to increase its efficiency even more.
Understand Your Home’s Specifications
Even if the previous owners of your house left you with an efficient HVAC system, it can still cost a surprising amount to keep your residence comfortable. The shock can be especially eye-opening if you’re moving into a standalone property from an apartment or a condo. Therefore, it’s key to understand the specifications of your new home so that you can get a better idea of what it will cost to keep it at your desired temperature.
Among these specifications are the size of the house, the year it was built, whether it’s a standalone residence or a townhouse, the type of HVAC system that’s currently installed, how many levels the home has, and more. Most utility companies offer a calculator that allows you to input your property’s specifications to help you estimate the cost of your utility bill based on the local price of natural gas and electricity. By obtaining this estimate when you first move in, you’ll be better able to budget for your utilities from month to month.
Don’t Try to Cover Up Shortcomings
After your first few days in your new home, you’ll likely already understand many of its quirks. In many cases, one of these quirks is a tendency to lose conditioned air to the outside fairly quickly. If you notice that this happens in your new house, it’s important to try and address the root cause of the issue instead of covering it up by running your HVAC system more often.
For example, the cause could be that there are some old windows with failed seals that allow air to move between the inside and outside quite easily. Another issue that we see at A To Z Dependable Services fairly often is when a house lacks adequate insulation to maintain its temperature. Though some causes of inefficiency can be fairly pricey to address, it’s far less expensive in the long run to take care of these problems instead of depending solely on your HVAC system to keep your residence comfortable.
We Can Help You Every Step of the Way
Whether you’ve just moved into your home or lived there for years, the professional technicians at A To Z Dependable Services can help you to maintain your indoor comfort every step of the way. In addition to our exceptional air conditioner and furnace services that include maintenance, repair, and installation, we offer a full line of plumbing services. These services include drain cleaning, septic tank cleaning, sump pump services, trenchless sewer repair, backwater valves, and more. On top of that, we provide bathroom renovations to help transform your home.
For 60 years and counting, A To Z Dependable Services has been serving Niles, OH, with high-quality HVAC and plumbing services that have made us a favorite among area homeowners. Our service has earned us an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and hundreds of five-star reviews that you can see for yourself on our website. If you want to lower your utility bills in your new home, contact us at A To Z Dependable Services today.