When looking for a new home, consider the age of the HVAC unit by checking these 3 things

When looking for a new home, consider the age of the HVAC unit by checking these 3 things

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If you purchase a newly constructed home, the HVAC unit is already new – but what about older homes? The advantage of buying a home with a new HVAC system is not having to shop around for budget-friendly HVAC prices.  The best HVAC systems will offer the highest in efficiency and operation.  Consider these 3 things, to help determine that the home you are purchasing has a newer HVAC unit installed.

1: Age and Maintenance of HVAC Unit

Typically the age of an HVAC unit is known prior to buying.  If the unit is over 10 years old, you may only get an additional 5 to 10 years of life out of it.  HVAC prices for repairs can increase quickly with older units.  The best HVAC systems have longer lifespans when properly maintained.  If you notice dust build up or a mold smell, the unit probably hasn’t been maintained properly.  

2: Sounds of HVAC Unit

Newer HVAC systems shouldn’t be noisy while operating.  If the potential home you want to buy has a heating and air unit that is grinding, squealing or producing other noticeable noises, it probably isn’t new.  The best HVAC systems currently on the market perform quietly when operating.

3: Monthly Utility Bills

If you are able to find out the standard monthly energy bills for the home, you might have an idea of the age of the HVAC unit.  Newer heating and air units are more efficient than older units.  Lower energy bills indicate that the system is newer and operating more efficiently.  Lower monthly utility costs are a sign that the system has properly been maintained and will provide a longer lifespan for you.

Don’t hesitate to ask questions about the current HVAC system before investing in a home.   Estes Services offers the best HVAC systems at affordable prices.  Call us today and talk to one of our experts to learn more about the heating and cooling system you might be getting with a home purchase!