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Just Bought a House? Time to Get to Know Your HVAC System

Congratulations on your new home! It’s possible that the hot real estate market we are currently experiencing means that you made your purchase with no conditions, i.e., possibly no home inspection. So now that the house is all yours, it’s time to get up close and personal with your heating and cooling system, aka your HVAC system.

What Does an HVAC System Even Do?

A heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system is like the brain, heart, and lungs of your new home. This mechanical system regulates the internal environmental conditions of your house. It works to cool it down when it’s hot and warm it up when it’s cold. An HVAC system includes a collection of appliances and parts that work together as a unit, such as a furnaceair conditionerfiltersHRVs and more.

What Could Go Wrong with Your HVAC System?

Your HVAC system is a complex beast with many moving parts. If you had a home inspection before buying, it’s likely the inspector only turned on the air conditioning and heating system to make sure it worked before moving on to other areas of the home. This means there could be small (or, yikes, big) underlying issues with one or more parts that were not identified, such as a cracked heat exchanger.

Did You Buy a Home with an Aging Heating and Cooling System?

Technology is forever marching forward, making changes to our devices and appliances just as soon as we’ve become accustomed to the old ones, and the elements of your HVAC system are no exception. If the HVAC system in the home you’ve purchased is on the older side, you might want to start familiarizing yourself with current offerings, so you are prepared if the unexpected happens. There are also upgrades available, such as air purifiers and advanced filter options. It’s always better to know your options. A free consultation with one of our Home Comfort Advisors can help educate you about all of the different choices available to you.

Consider Renting a Furnace and Air Conditioner

Buying a home is crazy expensive these days, and there are lots of legal, moving, and incidental expenses as well. If you need a whole new HVAC system, you may want to consider renting. It could help you be able to get a premium system for an affordable monthly cost. Renting with Reliance™ also means the cost of repairs, regular yearly maintenance and replacement is covered in the affordable monthly fee.

You Could Avoid a Lot of Hassle

A busted air conditioner on the hottest day of summer sounds like an Alanis Morissette line from “Isn’t It Ironic” — but it happens. So can a funky furnace on the coldest day in February. There are few things worse than scrambling to replace broken units and hardware under pressure. Avoid the drama by being prepared. Just Call on Reliance™, and one of our Home Comfort Advisors can give you a free consultation and help you get the best system in place for your new home and budget.

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