My husband recently received a promotion and was transferred to a new office across the country. We purchased a new home practically unseen, relying only on our real estate agent and one home inspection. I soon learned I should have hired a Sacramento HVAC services and repair company to do a separate inspection as well.
Coming from the New England area where our weather consisted of only heat and humidity or snow and more snow, my husband I were fairly certain that our life in California would no longer require us to have a furnace and we would simply open our windows and enjoy cool ocean breezes off the Pacific. We soon found we had vastly underestimated just how chilly California could be and that ocean breeze we imagined could rarely be counted on when we needed it the most.
We moved in August and spent our first night with every window open in our home and every fan we owned turned on in an attempt to battle the intense heat. Turning the thermostat as low as it would go yielded nothing but a slightly lukewarm bit of air through the air conditioning vents. We debated hopping in our car and heading toward the ocean for some relief and I was almost wishing we were back in Maine where the night temperatures were already beginning to drop in anticipation of fall and winter.
After a long night of hot, restless sleep, I spent the next morning in search of a HVAC repair service and was very pleased to find one that could send a repair person to our home later that day. It turned out that both our central air and furnace needed some maintenance and repair that neither our real estate agent or home inspector had noticed or noted in any inspection report.