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Dealing With An Old Heating System When First Moving In

by Amy Henry

Purchasing and moving into an older home will require good inspection before you attempt to settle in. Everything from the floors, the ceiling, and roof to the HVAC system needs to be inspected prior to moving in. When you purchase an older home, the parts of some systems are likely to be older. Even if the home passed inspection by the mortgage and insurance company, you may still want to make changes and tune-ups before you settle into your place. Here are some things to do to your old heating system before moving in. 

Have a professional take a look at the oil

The oil in heating systems needs to be looked at and possibly changed or added to just like a vehicle. Have a heating maintenance service come to your home and inspect the oil and oil filters for the HVAC unit. The oil filter should be changed out to be sure you are getting a clean one that will operate all fall and winter. The firm can also let you know if you need an oil change or addition to your system. It is better to prepare by checking the oil as soon as you move in rather than waiting until the cold sets in when your house may be cold while waiting for new oil. 

Check the air flow in each room

When you turn on the heater and the main rooms get warm, you may be of the assumption that all is well. There are times where certain radiators or vents are not working as well as others. If this is the case, your system will need to be cleared of any grime, and you may need to do a system flush to determine the issue. Check the temperature in each room after the heater has been on for at least 10 to 15 minutes. This will let you know if the air is flowing appropriately or if you are having system issues in a room or two. 

Change any parts that are rusting

One of the issues that you will have to combat in an older home is rust. Have a heating specialist check all of the valves and knobs on your heating system. If any of them are rusting, have these changed immediately. You will need to have the full usage of all of your heating controls, so removing rusted parts will be integral for heating safety. 

For more information, contact your local heating system maintenance company.