What do new homeowners need to know about their air conditioner?

July 20, 2018

As a first-time homebuyer, you’re just getting settled in your new place. There are likely a lot of items on your to-do list, from getting furniture to addressing the landscape.

Owning your first home is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from understanding how the components in your home works—including your HVAC system. If you’re moving in during the hot, summer months, you’ll want to pay even more attention to your air conditioner. This will help be sure you keep comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps.

So, what do you need to know?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you are aware of the make and model of your system. This should be located on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to get in touch with a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general questions.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to sustaining indoor comfort and managing energy costs, your thermostat can be extremely helpful. Take the time to look over your thermostat to understand where you can find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to alter the temperature even if you aren’t at home.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Regular maintenance is vital to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc in Circleville can offer the service that you need, and offer some tips on efficiency and how to improve indoor air quality and home comfort.
  4. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of routine maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently is to exchange the air filter. Air filters are commonly located in the blower compartment of your furnace, in an attached filter case or in a wall-mounted return air grille.

If you have any questions about your cooling system or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc a call at 740-474-5940. If the air conditioner in your space is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide variety of air conditioners available and find one that meets your needs and budget. And if all you want is routine maintenance, we’re here for you, too.