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

July 20, 2018

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

Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from getting to know how all of 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 remain comfortable in your new home during the warmer temps.

So, what should you 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 sustaining indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to look over your thermostat to understand where you can find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to adjust 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 work properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa can provide you with the service that you need, and discuss 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 running efficiently is to replace 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 air conditioner or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168. If the air conditioner in your house 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 need is routine maintenance, our team is here for you, too.