As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new home. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from buying furniture to tackling the landscape.
Owning your first home is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack 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 stay comfortable in your new home throughout the warmer temps.
So, what should you know?
- Identify Your System—Make sure you have 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 questions.
- 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 examine your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to adjust the temperature even if you aren’t at home.
- Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Brogan Heating & AC Inc in Rochester can offer the service that you need, and share some tips on efficiency and how to improve indoor air quality and home comfort.
- Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of regular maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner working efficiently is to exchange 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 air conditioner or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Brogan Heating & AC Inc a call at 507-218-0088. 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.