When you move into a house you just had built, you have expectations. You expect that everything was built to the highest standards and that you will not run into any problems with the house. Unfortunately, there are often little problems that pop up in newly built homes. One part of the home that can have problems is the HVAC system. There are a couple of reasons that this can happen. Hal Mechanical is here to talk about these problems and how you can avoid them.
Proper AC Installation is Key
Just like anything else, if your HVAC system isn’t installed correctly, it can lead to some big problems. It is vital that the system is put in by a professional that knows what they are doing. Most of the time, the HVAC system will be installed with a subcontractor that was hired by your general contractor. Sometimes, subcontractors will have people who aren’t actually licensed working for them. If this is the case, it can greatly impact the quality of the work you’re having done. Here are some problems that can arise in new homes.
– Drainage Issues: It is extremely important that your unit is level when it is installed. If it isn’t, you can run into drainage issues that come along with humidity problems.
– Rust: Somewhat related to the problem above, when you have humidity issues, it can cause rusting to occur. The plenum, which is a box that distributes the air to the ductwork and throughout the house, can become rusty and humidity levels will be out of whack if the unit isn’t installed properly.
– Air Registers: When the registers are in place, it is important that the sheetrock is cut out so that the air can flow freely. It isn’t uncommon for that to be overlooked. When sheetrock is covering registers, it can cause airflow imbalance that leads to larger problems.
Upgrade Your Builder Grade HVAC Unit
Another issue that some homeowners face with a brand new build is contractor grade materials and systems. When you get a contractor grade HVAC system, it can mean that your system isn’t as efficient as it could be. If it is at all possible, speak with your contractor before the system is in place to ensure you are getting a high quality appliance. This will be worth the investment to upgrade your HVAC system. You need this system to last 10-20 years before you replace it. Making sure it is a high quality system will help you achieve that.
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If you’re having issues with your HVAC system, you can turn to Hal Mechanical to help you get it up and running again. We know that we are still in the thick of summer here in the desert and will do everything we can to ensure you’re cool even though it is still hot outside. Call us today!