A new HVAC installation is a great investment, as replacing your old HVAC system with a new one gives you the opportunity to choose a better, more effective, more energy-efficient model that’s the right size and power for your home.
However, if you’re planning to install a new HVAC system, there are several factors you should also consider so you don’t have any issues with your homeowners’ association.
It’s a good idea to talk to your local HOA or check its rules and regulations regarding noise. These rules are commonly enforced with the use of lawnmowers and other equipment that might emit too much noise, bothering your neighbors, but they can also govern other things, such as your HVAC system.
The good news is that most heating and cooling systems today are designed with reduced noise levels as a standard feature to attract more buyers. However, it’s still advisable to ask the vendor or contractor about the noise levels created by the HVAC unit you’re planning to buy.
Local building codes can also affect your choice and installation of a new HVAC system, particularly if you live in an apartment building. Make sure to refer to local building codes so you don’t run the risk of buying an HVAC system that isn’t allowed in your building. For example, your HOA may not allow for the installation of a window air conditioner. Hiring a professional contractor is your best option here, as they’re careful to pull the necessary permits for the job.
Appearance & Visibility
You can also refer to your HOA guidelines regarding how they’d like your HVAC system to appear. Using the previous example, some HOAs discourage homeowners from installing window air conditioning units. Other HOAs can also dictate where you can place the outdoor unit of an HVAC system, such as the back of your house instead of the side where it’s more obvious.
To ensure that you’re not breaking any of your HOA’s rules about HVAC system installation, get in touch with us at Custom Air Systems. We can also help you choose the HVAC system that’s perfect for your needs. Call us today at (281) 489-1830 or schedule an appointment here.