Buying your first home is a big life change, full of new processes and responsibilities. While you may think your home should come with some sort of ‘owner’s manual’, this is not the case. Unfortunately, many are left to learn and discover their home’s imperfections the hard way.
Don’t get caught off guard with your home’s HVAC system. For safe, comfortable living, here are a few things you should consider doing right away in your new home:
Get A Tune-Up
To ensure that your furnace and air conditioner are working properly, you should have annual seasonal maintenance performed. A certified technician will check for the most common issues and make the necessary adjustments for the most efficient operation. This will also help keep your utility bills down!
Change Your Furnace Filter
Depending on how long the home was on the market, it could have been many months since the furnace filter was checked. A dirty filter will restrict air flow through your system, which can lead to inefficient performance and a potential break down. Change or clean your filter every month or two for best system operation.
Install CO Detectors
Every house should have carbon monoxide detectors installed in the most lived-in areas of the home. CO poisoning is very dangerous, and often the result of a faulty furnace. Keep your family safe and make this simple investment in your home.
If your heating and cooling system is more than 15 years old, the cost of replacement could outweigh the cost of repairs and inefficient operation. Consider upgrading today and schedule a free estimate!