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

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

Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement distract you from understanding how different 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 extra attention to your air conditioner. This will help be sure you stay comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps.

So, what do you need to know?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you have 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 questions.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to keeping indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be extremely helpful. Take the time to look over your thermostat to understand where you can find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to regulate the temperature even if you aren’t at home.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Regular maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle can offer 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 regular maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner running 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 air conditioner or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Central Heating & Plumbing a call at 724-658-7111. If the air conditioner in your house 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, we’re here for you, too.

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