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

July 20, 2018

As a first-time homebuyer, you’re beginning to get settled in your new house. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from buying furniture to addressing the landscape.

Owning your first home is exciting! Don’t let that excitement distract you from learning how different components in your home works—including your HVAC system. If it’s summer when you are moving into your new home, you’ll want to pay even more attention to your air conditioner. This will help ensure you keep comfortable in your new home throughout 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 indicated on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to get in touch with a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general concerns.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to maintaining indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be a great tool. Take the time to examine 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 key to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman can give you the service that you need, and share some tips on efficiency and how to increase indoor air quality and home comfort.
  4. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of ongoing 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at 832-777-1521. If the air conditioner in your home is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide selection of air conditioners available and find one that meets your needs and budget. And if all you need is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.