Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, so you want to make sure everything is perfect—including your heating and air conditioning systems. While most homebuyers know that a home inspection is a mandatory step in buying a home, very few understand the need to bring a qualified HVAC technician into this process.
During a standard home inspection, the inspector is charged with evaluating a variety of systems, including the roof, basement, and home’s overall structural integrity. This often leaves just enough time for a cursory HVAC investigation, with many inspectors simply making sure the units can turn on before moving on to the next item. Today, we’re sharing 4 benefits to having a trusted and licensed HVAC professional inspect these systems separately.
Saves You Money on Future Repairs
Your furnace and air conditioner are major appliances, and when they are not working properly, they can cost you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in repair and replacement costs. An HVAC professional has industry insight to help you determine the age of your system and diagnose any trouble spots that could turn into major repairs down the line.
Gives You a Sneak Peek of Your Utility Bills
Heating and cooling your home is your #1 utility expense. If the current owners have noticed a small spike in utility costs recently, their HVAC system could be to blame. An HVAC inspection can determine if this increase will continue when you’re the homeowner.
When a heating or cooling system is working twice as hard to make your space comfortable, it will lead to a much higher utility bill. The system being overworked could be due to old age, dirty filters, or needed repairs. Whatever the reason, an HVAC professional will pinpoint the issue, potentially saving you hundreds in heating and cooling costs.
Allows You to Alter Your Offer
If, during the HVAC inspection, your technician notices irreparable damage to the ductwork, heating or cooling systems, you might be able to adjust your offer to offset the work that must be done. If you are unable to get the price adjusted, you might be able to get the current homeowners to pay for the replacement, saving you in upfront costs.
Helps You Plan for the Future
Once your HVAC inspection is complete, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the system you are dealing with. This understanding is the perfect jumping-off point to plan for future home improvements. For example, if the AC infrastructure is working well, you might be in the perfect position to install UV lights or a whole-home air purification system to improve your indoor air quality. Your HVAC technician will have an in-depth understanding of what would work well in your new home and will discuss your options with you.
If you are looking to buy a new home, make sure your space is nothing short of perfect. Our expert HVAC technicians at Quick Solutions Air Conditioning & Heating are here to make sure you find your dream home, complete with a fully functioning HVAC system.
If you are looking at homes in the Plano, Richardson, or surrounding areas, give us a call today at (469) 721-6659 to schedule an expert HVAC inspection today.