As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new house. There may be several tasks on your to-do list, from getting furniture to fixing the landscape.
Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from getting to know 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 even more attention to your air conditioner. This will help ensure you remain comfortable in your new home during the warmer temps.
So, what do you need to know?
- Identify Your System—Make sure you know 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.
- Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to maintaining indoor comfort and managing energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to examine your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to alter the temperature when you are away from the home.
- Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Age Heating & Cooling in Sandpoint can offer the service that you need, and discuss some tips on efficiency and how to enhance indoor air quality and home comfort.
- Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of routine maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner working 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 Age Heating & Cooling a call at 208-578-4258. If the air conditioner in your space 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 team is here for you, too.