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 may be several tasks on your to-do list, from buying furniture to addressing the landscape.

Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from learning how 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 special attention to your air conditioner. This will help make sure you stay comfortable in your new home during the warmer temps.

So, what do you need to know?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you are aware of the make and model of your system. This should be indicated 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 watching energy costs, your thermostat can be extremely helpful. Take the time to examine your thermostat to understand where you can earn 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 critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City can provide you with 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 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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc a call at 573-203-3908. If the air conditioner in your space 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 are looking for is routine maintenance, our team is here for you, too.