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 home. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from getting furniture to addressing the landscape.

Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from learning 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 make sure you remain 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 contact a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general concerns.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to maintaining indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be extremely helpful. Take the time to examine your thermostat to understand where you can find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to regulate the temperature even when you are gone.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Paso Robles Heating and Air in Paso Robles can give you 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 operating efficiently is to switch 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 Paso Robles Heating and Air a call at 805-203-8667. If the air conditioner in your space 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 want is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.