Buying a house entails a lot more than just purchasing four walls and a roof. One of the most important features of your new home is the air conditioner. The cooling system is key to keeping your home comfortable and energy-efficient during the hot summer months in Denver. Here at Summit Heating & A/C, we recommend running through a new home AC checklist.
1. Who Installed the AC?
Not all companies are as reputable as ours. Improper installations and subpar HVAC products can lead to lots of reliability concerns down the road. Do some research on the company that provided the most recent installation to make sure they have a good reputation. While you’re at it, be sure to look up warranty information in case you need it in the future.
2. How Old Is the AC?
When properly taken care of, an air conditioner usually lasts between 10 and 15 years. Some ACs may have shorter life spans if they weren’t regularly tuned up or they’re not from a well-known brand like Lennox or Carrier. If your new home’s AC is reaching the end of its life span, you should plan ahead by budgeting for an AC replacement in the near future.
3. What’s the SEER Rating?
Every make and model of air conditioner on the market gets a SEER rating, which measures how energy efficient it is. The higher the rating, the more efficient the unit is. Look for a higher SEER number to cut down on your electricity consumption and reduce your monthly energy bills.
4. Has the AC Been Maintained?
When an AC regularly receives tune-ups, it remains in peak condition for the duration of its life. We recommend scheduling an annual professional tune-up for your air conditioner. When we tune-up your AC, we fully inspect and clean the unit. This ensures a solid airflow, reliable performance and maximum comfort for years to come.
Dependable AC Company in Denver
When it’s time to purchase a new home, be sure to check out the cooling system when you tour the house. Find out as much information as you can so you can make a well-informed decision about the home. Once you pick out your dream home, Summit Heating & A/C will be there to provide all of your heating and cooling needs from repairs and maintenance to installation and replacement. Give us a call today!