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

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As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new place. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from getting furniture to fixing the landscape.

Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from getting to know how all of 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 extra 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?

  1. 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 contact a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general challenges.
  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 review your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to adjust the temperature even when you are gone.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley can offer the service that you need, and share some tips on efficiency and how to increase 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 operating efficiently is to exchange the air filter. Air filters are usually 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-305-4777. 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 want is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.

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