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

Cooling

As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new place. There may be several tasks on your to-do list, from purchasing furniture to tackling the landscape.

Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from understanding how different 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 throughout the warmer temps.

So, what should you be aware of?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you know the make and model of your system. This should be labeled on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to get in touch with a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general challenges.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to sustaining indoor comfort and watching 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.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is vital to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City can provide you with the service that you need, and offer some tips on efficiency and how to enhance indoor air quality and home comfort.
  4. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of regular maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently is to switch 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 cooling system or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-COOLING or schedule an appointment online. If the air conditioner in your home 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 team is here for you, too.

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