There are a lot of important questions that come with moving into a new home. There are also dozens of aspects you need to ensure are in order so your family can adjust. You want them to be happy and relaxed. The best way to keep them comfortable is to make sure the HVAC system is functioning properly.

When you move into a previously owned home, you may have no idea what condition the HVAC system was left in. It is important to assess the system and make any necessary repairs. If you don’t know where to start, B&L Ott is here to help!

What Should I Be Concerned About?

There are many reasons to get your system inspected, cleaned, and repaired by B&L Ott. You will want to make sure that your family is healthy, your system is healthy, and your bills are reasonable.

Family Health

Does anyone in your family have allergies, asthma, or respiratory problems? If so, you will want to make sure the air is clean. If the previous owners had pets, there could be pet dander or hair in your air ducts. B&L Ott can help you clean the air to make it healthier for your family to breath.

You will also want to be concerned about humidity. Berks County summers bring high humidity that can make the air feel sticky. On the other hand, winter air can dry out your skin. B&L Ott offers various systems that can help you improve your family’s health and comfort.

HVAC Heath

HVAC systems are a big investment. You want to make sure they stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible. One question you will want to ask yourself is: When was preventative maintenance last performed? If your new home was on the market for a while before you moved in, the HVAC system may have been neglected. B&L Ott’s biannual maintenance can help ensure your system is running at full efficiency. This will help keep your energy bills low and your family’s carbon footprint small.

How Do I Start Assessing the System?

Before calling B&L Ott there are a few ways to start assessing your HVAC system.

  • Even Heating – Walk through your new home to see if there are spots that are warmer or cooler than others.
  • Accurate Thermostat – Test out your thermostat and make sure that the reading is no more than a few degrees off from the actual room temperature.
  • Check for Obvious Problems – Look for loose electrical connections, leaks, or rust. Listen for strange sounds and check for strange odors.

If you notice any of these problems, be sure to let the B&L Ott technician know during their visit.

Avoid Tinkering With Your HVAC Yourself

You can’t stop the previous homeowners from tampering with the system. However, you can help ensure the HVAC system the best it can for the rest of its life by contacting B&L Ott for regular maintenance. While there are some simple aspects you can check to determine if you need any repairs, you should avoid tinkering with the system yourself. Trying to repair or clean your HVAC system yourself can cost you more down the line.

Reasons to Avoid Working on Your HVAC System Yourself

  • You can make problems worse.
  • You may decrease system efficiency.
  • You may decrease your HVAC system’s lifespan.
  • It can be dangerous.
  • You may void the warranty.

routine hvac maintenanceHow Can B&L Ott Help?

When you call B&L Ott for maintenance, we will clean your system, perform a diagnostic evaluation, provide maintenance if necessary, and give you a report of our findings. We will get rid of the dirt, dust, pollen, and bacteria in your system that the previous owners may have left behind. We will also help ensure that your HVAC system will run efficiently for your family.

If we find any problems we will consult you before making repairs. We will also make suggestions, based on your input, to help customize the system to your family’s needs.

What Happens If I Need a New System?

After assessing the HVAC system, if we find that the system is nearing the end of its life, we can help you plan for installing a new system. B&L Ott’s System Replacement Planning service will help you find a model within your budget that will work well in your home. B&L Ott will also help ensure that your new HVAC system is installed properly. This will help decrease the number of future repairs and ensure that your system runs efficiently for many years.

You may not have expected to have to replace your HVAC system when choosing your new home, but B&L Ott will try to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible. You can also use this situation this as an opportunity to better customize your system to suit your family’s lifestyle. There are plenty of new options on the market that make controlling the air in your home easier than ever before.