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The Top HVAC Services For New Homeowners

What are the top HVAC services? First-time homeowners may not have experience with heating or air conditioning repairs and HVAC installations. If you're new to home improvements and renovations, take a look at what you need to know about the most common heating, ventilation, and AC residential services.

HVAC Maintenance 

Now that you own your home (and the HVAC system in it), routine maintenance tasks are your responsibility. HVAC care can help to extend the life of your heating and cooling systems, prevent unnecessary breakdowns, save energy, and save money on utility bills. Maintenance activities, such as changing air filters or cleaning system components, can also help to improve indoor air quality and reduce allergies. 

After you move into your new home, contact a heating and cooling contractor for a baseline inspection. This service can help you to assess the current condition of the heating and cooling systems. The technician can also help you to create an HVAC maintenance schedule (based on your system's individual needs). Most systems require pre- or post-season checkups and tune-ups.

HVAC Repairs

What happens if the inspection or pre-/post-season maintenance service reveals a problem? Preventative maintenance is a first-line defense that could potentially save you money on repairs. But it isn't a guarantee that your system won't have a possible problem. Whether your heater blows cold air, your air conditioner blows warm air, there's a strange smell, your utility bills suddenly skyrocket, or the system has another issue, you will need to hire an HVAC professional.

HVAC repairs are never do-it-yourself jobs. Home heating and cooling systems are complex pieces of machinery that require expertise and experience to repair. Failure to find a problem or fix it correctly could result in a serious safety hazard, cost you money in high utility bills, or cause additional damage to the system.

HVAC Installation

Like repairs, installation is never a DIY service and could pose a safety risk. If your new home's HVAC system is at the end of its lifespan, has persistent problems, or is inefficient, you will need a qualified and licensed contractor to help you choose a new heater/air conditioner and install it. The professional will assess your home's heating/cooling needs and overall energy usage. They can also size the system to fit your home. After you pick a new HVAC system, the contractor will deliver the appliance, install it, and connect other devices (such as a new thermostat).