2016 is here and new beginnings tend to take on a life of their own. If you're thinking about starting over in a new location (i.e. buying a new home), then there are a few tips you need to know before you "sign on the dotted line."
One of the best gifts you can give yourself in your new home is the peace of mind you get when you know your home has been thoroughly inspected and everything's in good working order. A home inspector is hired by the buyer and represents the buyer's interest, so they want to make sure they do a thorough job in checking out the potential purchase for you. One of the most important items on his checklist will be the heating and cooling system of the home. There is some important information that you, the purchaser, need to know. When an inspection is done and the current owner hires a heat and air contractor to do any needed repairs, that contractor can only do exactly what's on the list--nothing more, even if they see or suspect other problems. Many new homeowners have gotten a shock because they thought their heat and air had just been given a thorough going over before the closing, only to learn there were other issues that needed to be addressed.
The mechanical and electrical systems in a home play a huge part in terms of comfort and satisfaction once you've moved into that new home. Don't focus on only what you can see. Bigger is not always better. Have your heat and air contractor make sure the unit is thoroughly cleaned and serviced and is the right size for the home it's attached to. Builders are always going to cut costs where they can, and those items that aren't readily seen are prime targets for budget cuts--or using what they can get a good deal on.
Make sure you ask specific questions when purchasing your new home. If you don't know what to ask, give us a call at (479) 777-2331. We'll be happy to help you out--whether it's just answering a couple of questions or coming out and inspecting the heating and cooling systems "from head to toe." Air Care Systems by Price, Inc.--heating and cooling--it's what we do!