It’s time to shop for a new HVAC system. You might not realize it, but where you live can affect the kind of system you buy. The climate in your area influences the heating and cooling measures you’ll need, but even your specific neighborhood can (and should) be a factor in your purchase decision. Here are some ways your neighborhood may impact your HVAC purchase.
If your neighborhood is under the jurisdiction of an HOA, you may be limited in your choices of an HVAC system — at least for the outdoor unit. Homeowners associations are designed to make sure that every house in the area meets a certain standard. If your prospective outdoor AC unit looks different from those at other houses, it might not be allowed.
They may also have something to say about where you install it. Do they want it on the roof or in the backyard? Finally, if you purchase an AC that makes a lot of noise, the HOA might not allow it on the grounds that it will disturb the rest of the neighborhood.
Before you buy an HVAC system, you need to make sure you can get it serviced when necessary. If you have an obscure or nonstandard model, some HVAC technicians might not be equipped to work on it. Then, if your system breaks down unexpectedly, you’ll have to call a technician who’s not local. You’ll likely have to wait a lot longer until they’re able to come out to you. If your system stops working during incredibly cold weather, this can be particularly troublesome.
Before buying a heating or cooling system, call your neighborhood HVAC technician and make sure they have the parts and the expertise to give it the care it needs. This includes both emergency repairs and annual HVAC maintenance. That way, you’ll be able to keep the system in good repair and keep your home comfortable for years to come.
To learn more about how your neighborhood affects your HVAC system, contact us at Detmer and Sons. Dayton is our neighborhood, and we serve all its home-comfort needs with pride.