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HVAC Questions to Ask Before Moving

Moving out on your own, much less buying your own house, is one of the most exciting and scary times of your life. We know there are probably a thousand questions running through your head, but we need you to take a deep breath and start asking the questions that are really going to affect how comfortable you are in that home.

To know if a certain home is a right choice for you, here are the HVAC questions you need to ask before moving.

How Old is the HVAC System?

The age of the HVAC system can give you an idea as to when you’ll need to start looking for a new system and what the current system’s efficiency may be. If the current landlord or homeowner doesn’t know the system’s age, it may be worth asking an HVAC tech to inspect it.

How is the Ductwork?

While the furnace and AC are important in central HVAC systems, the ductwork also plays a major role in how the system works. If the ducts haven't been replaced or maintained or if they haven’t been cleaned in a while, you should have that done before you move in or try to ask for a cheaper selling price if you have to do it yourself.

When Was the Last Time the AC was Recharged?

If the home’s AC unit wasn't properly maintained, it may be low on refrigerant and need to be recharged. This should never be a DIY project, so you’ll need to call an HVAC professional to get the job done.

How Often Did You Have Maintenance Performed?

This one can be a bit tricky to get a true answer to, but it’s very important to know. If the system was not properly maintained over the years, it could be in serious disrepair and at risk of breaking down.

The best way to get the answers to these HVAC questions is by employing the help of an HVAC professional. For all your heating and cooling needs, contact the experts at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing for help. We’ve been serving the Pittsburgh metro area since 1989, so you know you can trust us to help you and your family. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (412) 265-2662.