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

July 20, 2018

As a first-time homebuyer, you’re beginning to get settled in your new home. There are likely a lot of items on your to-do list, from purchasing furniture to tackling the landscape.

Owning your first home is exciting! Don’t let that excitement distract you from understanding 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 be sure you keep comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps.

So, what should you be aware of?

  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 reach out to a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general challenges.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to sustaining indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be extremely helpful. Take the time to review 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—Ongoing maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Lanz Furnace and Fireplace in Monroe can give you 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 ongoing 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 cooling system or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Lanz Furnace and Fireplace a call at 608-291-3606. If the air conditioner in your space is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide selection of air conditioners available and find one that meets your needs and budget. And if all you need is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.