Buying a new home is exciting and Charleston, South Carolina, has a booming real estate market. When looking for a new home, there are several HVAC considerations you should keep in mind. Here are our top three HVAC considerations when buying a new home.
Charleston is home to many gorgeous historic homes. However, some of these homes were built before central air was invented, so they don't have any ductwork in place. If you're looking at purchasing a historic home, it's important to figure out what your climate control options are. Many historic homes have had ductwork put into place, but there are still quite a few without it. Solutions like ductless air conditioners are often employed in houses without ductwork or where ductwork isn't practical.
If the previous owners installed a unit that is too large or too small, it can affect everything from the humidity level in your home to the accuracy of your interior temperature. Unfortunately, many homeowners think that buying a unit that's either too small or too large will save them energy or change the temperature more quickly. Before you buy, be sure to get your future home's HVAC unit sized to ensure that it's the correct size for the home's load.
If you're looking at buying a new home, are you also planning to renovate? Renovations can affect your HVAC system, especially if you're adding on a room. Considerations need to be given to where the new addition will be added to see if your exterior unit will need to be moved. Ductwork should also be assessed to ensure that it can be extended to work with newly added space. Plus, your HVAC system's load will need to be looked into so that you know whether it can handle cooling and heating more room.
The experts at M&B Heating and Air would be happy to help you with all your new home HVAC needs. Give us a call at 843-628-1775 today to set up a consultation!
Image provided by Shutterstock