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 home. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from getting furniture to tackling 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 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 make sure you keep comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps.

So, what should you be aware of?

  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 keeping indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be a great tool. Take the time to examine your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to regulate the temperature even when you are gone.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Regular maintenance is vital to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Scott Temperature in Lawrence can give you the service that you need, and share 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 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 Scott Temperature a call at 785-269-0465. If the air conditioner in your home 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 need is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.