There’s a lot to think about when you buy a new home. Most people consider factors like size, price, and curb appeal, but your new home’s HVAC system is just as important. After all, it impacts everything from your home’s comfort to the size of your energy bills. Here at A/C Care Heat and Air, we have seen hundreds of heating and cooling systems and know exactly what to look for when assessing your new home’s A/C system.
1. How Old Is the AC?
Air conditioners have a lifespan and will eventually need to be replaced. As A/C systems age and put on mileage, they often run into issues like weaker cooling capacity, reduced energy efficiency, and a higher risk of breakdowns and repairs. Normally an A/C lasts around 10 years, but there are numerous factors that impact the expected lifespan, like how well maintained the unit is.
2. How Energy Efficient Is the AC?
All air conditioners receive a SEER rating, which lets you know how energy efficient the model is. They also get a rating for AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency), which you can find on the body of the AC. The higher the numbers for each rating, the more energy-efficient the A/C is. Higher energy efficiency directly translates into lower energy bills for your home.
3. Who Installed the AC?
Not all A/C contractors are made alike, and some companies provide higher-quality installation services than others. If a reputable company installed the home’s AC, you can expect to get better performance and a longer lifespan. Plus, you can contact the company to learn about important warranty information.
4. How Does the Maintenance Report Look?
Routine maintenance is the key behind getting the most out of your AC. Take a look at the AC’s maintenance report to get a feel for how often the system received maintenance and what (if any) issues it had in the past. When it comes to future A/C system maintenance for your new Stuart area home, you can rely on A/C Care Heat and Air.
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For years, we’ve provided quality HVAC maintenance, repair, installation, and replacement services to homes and business throughout Stuart. With our up-front pricing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can trust our technicians to get the job done right. Call us today!