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 purchasing furniture to fixing the landscape.

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

So, what should you know?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you have 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 maintaining indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to look over your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to adjust the temperature even if you aren’t at home.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa can provide you with 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 regular maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner working efficiently is to replace the air filter. Air filters are usually 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 AC or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-306-8990. If the air conditioner in your house 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.