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

July 20, 2018

As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new house. There an abundance 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 divert you from understanding how all of 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 extra attention to your air conditioner. This will help be sure you stay comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps.

So, what do you need to 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 reach out to a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general concerns.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to maintaining 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 earn efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to regulate the temperature when you are away from the home.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Dearing's Service & Solutions in Huntingburg can provide you with the service that you need, and discuss some tips on efficiency and how to enhance 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 replace the air filter. Air filters are typically 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 Dearing's Service & Solutions a call at 812-200-5844. If the air conditioner in your home is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide choices 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.