What to Look For in a Heating & Cooling System When Buying a New Home

If the housing market can tell us anything, it’s that now is a desirable time to look for a new home. More people are buying homes in Colorado — and if that’s you — we want to help you know exactly what to look for in a heating and cooling system when buying a new home.

Check the Lifespan of a Heating & Cooling System 

If you’re a new homebuyer, you should check the heating and cooling system in the home that you’re looking to buy. A general rule of thumb is that for systems that are more than 8 years old, you want to contact a licensed HVAC contractor to do a clean and service. However, if you’re dealing with a system that’s more than 15 years old, you should get it certified. Certification will tell you the shape that the system is in and if the heat exchanger is safe. 

One thing to note is that the average lifespan of heating and cooling systems in Colorado is 15-20 years. Heating and cooling systems here last longer than other parts of the country because Colorado isn’t as humid, which helps to extend a system’s overall lifespan.

Even though these systems last, it’s still important to ask for service records and see if there are any warranties, especially on older systems. Service records are how you find out what repairs have been made and what maintenance has been done to a heating and cooling system within a home. Because if you’re moving into a new home, you want to know what kind of heating and cooling equipment you’re dealing with.

And if you want to add money down the road and put in the kind of efficient heating and cooling system you want, you can ask for an allowance when buying a new home. So instead of having the current system replaced, ask for a basic upgrade which gives you the flexibility to choose the system you want later on — and when that time comes, make sure to contact a premier heating and cooling company like Sensible to install the system for you.

If you’re going to be living with a heating and cooling system for years to come, you want to make sure it’s cost-effective, efficient, and the right one for you and your home.

Don’t Forget to Look for IAQ Products

When buying a new home, you always want to check for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products like air purifiers and air filters. These air cleaners are usually installed onto a heating and cooling system. Air purifiers, like iWaves, help to reduce the number of pathogens and allergens in the air, enhancing your IAQ. And air filters work to eliminate airborne particles like dust, mites, and pollen. Why is this important? A well-maintained heating and cooling system can make all the difference in your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

So when it comes time to buy that new home, make sure to take the heating and cooling system into account. The right system can help you save, be more energy-efficient, and even improve the quality of air you’re breathing. And if you have questions and want to be sure that you’re equipped with the right information, we’re always here to help!

About Sensible Heating & Cooling

For us, Sensible is a way of life. Our form is function, and we want to equip you with the right information, so you feel empowered to make the right decisions for your home. If you want to work with a premier heating and cooling company that you can trust, you want Sensible.

To learn more about our services and to take our virtual estimate survey, contact us today.

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