3 Essential HVAC Tasks for New HomeownersPublished: May 30, 2017

Congratulations! You’ve just purchased a new Rockledge, Florida, home and get to look forward to all the fun of making it your own. Though not as exciting as paint colors and curtain swatches, your HVAC system is high on the list of things you should think about. Inspect your system carefully and prepare for future maintenance routines to make sure your new house stays comfortable.

Check the Age of Your Units

Make a note of the age of your HVAC systems so you can have a rough estimate of when you’ll need replacements. A well-maintained heat pump will last 10 to 15 years. If your unit is over 10 years old, however, you may want to investigate a replacement purely for the home comfort and energy efficiency perks that today’s units offer.

Prepare for Filter Changes

Locate the filter in your new home’s HVAC system and pull it out to determine the size and type. Stock up on several months’ worth of replacements so you can make this swap quickly and easily. You should typically plan to change your filter every one to three months for clean air and an efficient HVAC system.

Schedule a Maintenance Visit

You should have your HVAC unit tuned up once a year for the best performance. If you’ve just purchased a new home, go ahead and schedule this appointment now to get an idea of what you’re working with. Our maintenance technicians can alert you to any pending problems with the unit. We can also give you an idea of how well-maintained your heating and cooling systems were in the past. This information will give you a good idea of what kind of expenses and efficiency you can expect in the future.

Taking good care of your air conditioning system from the beginning will help you enjoy lasting home comfort in your new house. If you’re in need of maintenance, services, or installation estimates, give Ellington Air Conditioning & Heat a call at (321) 248-4838.

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