New Home? Get Your HVAC System Checked and Maintained

Even with the remarkable spikes, we all saw in home prices recently, and the predicted chaotic real estate market for the remainder of 2022, many have found themselves in a new (or new to you) home here in the Pittsburgh area. If you are looking to ensure your new home is comfortable and efficient throughout the upcoming seasons, you may want to make sure you know the answers to a few questions about your new heating and cooling system.

HVAC Questions for New Homes

It may have been a while since you took a look at the property disclosure or reviewed the HVAC system in your new home – so you will want to know the answers to the following:

  1. Does your home have an air conditioner?
  2. Is it connected to central ductwork?
  3. Does your home have a heating system?
  4. What fuel does it use? (oil, natural gas, electricity, etc)
  5. Is it connected to central ductwork?
  6. How old is your furnace and/or AC?
  7. Do you know where your air filter(s) are located, and when they were last changed?

The Importance of Heating and Cooling Maintenance

A little bit of maintenance as the seasons change can have a positive effect throughout your entire home, while also helping your furnace and air conditioner last longer. A well-maintained HVAC system will provide you with:

Healthier air

Changing or cleaning the air filters regularly will ensure your indoor air is clean and dry, without putting unnecessary stress on your furnace or air conditioner. 

Reduced energy costs

When all moving parts are lubricated, screws are tightened, and belts are in good shape, your heating and cooling system won’t need to work as hard to provide the conditioned air you need. 

Reduced repairs and breakdowns

Maintenance puts a set of eyes under the hood of your system a couple of times a year, providing an opportunity to replace wearing parts before they cause a bigger problem, and a bigger repair. Remember, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”

A more comfortable home

Reliability is the name of the game when it comes to your home comfort. Keeping your air conditioner in tip-top condition, and your furnace maintained ensures your home will remain comfortable and efficient through all four seasons. 

Complete Your Home Buying Checklist with Calfo

Checking your HVAC system is a to-do item that can get easily lost in the hustle and bustle of moving into a new home. If you are looking to leave your heating and cooling maintenance to the experts, trust Calfo. Our HVAC technicians receive over 10,000 hours of on-the-job training, and are prepared to roll out the red carpet for you!

Ready to get your new home’s HVAC system on a regular maintenance schedule? Call Calfo at 412-517-6509, or get in touch here.