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 addressing the landscape.
Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from learning how 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 ensure you stay comfortable in your new home during the warmer temps.
So, what should you be aware of?
- 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.
- 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 find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to adjust the temperature even when you are gone.
- Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. GV Heating & Air in Crystal and Twin Cities can give you the service that you need, and discuss some tips on efficiency and how to increase indoor air quality and home comfort.
- Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of routine maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner operating 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 GV Heating & Air a call at 763-535-2000. If the air conditioner in your space 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 are looking for is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.