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Tips Before Buying a Home: HVAC Edition

Tips Before Buying a Home: HVAC Edition

When looking to buy a home, there are many decisions to make. Most people already consider the basics: Where is the home located? What is the size of the house? How much does it cost? etc., but at Garrison & Garrison Heating and Air we urge you to think about the different HVAC systems present when shopping for your new home. Taking these steps is beneficial in many ways. First, so that you can budget for possible repairs that the system may need. Next, so that you can preemptively save yourself the time and hassle of future HVAC problems.

HVAC Inspection Tips

Garrison & Garrison understands that the last thing that you would want is to have your HVAC system break down right after moving into your brand new home! That’s why we created a list of steps to take when looking at homes in Madison County and the Tennessee Valley, and examining their HVAC Systems.

• Ask to the system’s maintenance record

• Ask to have the system turned on

• Research brand make and model

• Examine the system for damage

• Examine system for weird smells/sounds

• Confirm ventilation in the house is functional

• If uncertain, call Garrison & Garrison!

These steps are essential to ensure that your HVAC system is functioning and prepared to serve you and your family for many years to come.

The Benefits of an HVAC Inspection

We also highly recommend seeking guidance from our highly trained professionals who can give you a detailed diagnostic report. These reports include information about the age of the unit, its present performance, and if previous homeowners took care of the unit. We can also talk you through your options going forward in order to best meet your heating and cooling needs.

Contact Us

If you live in the Huntsville, Alabama area and you’re looking to buy a home, visit our website,, or call us at 256-859-8500 to be sure your new home is move-in ready! Garrison & Garrison Heating and Cooling is fully licensed and insured, and has served the Tennessee Valley for more than 45 years.