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

July 20, 2018

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 home is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack 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 even more attention to your air conditioner. This will help make sure you keep comfortable in your new home throughout the warmer temps.

So, what do you need to know?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you know the make and model of your system. This should be labeled 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 keeping indoor comfort and managing energy costs, your thermostat can be a great tool. Take the time to review your thermostat to understand where you can find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to alter the temperature even if you aren’t at home.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Farris Heating & Air in Bartlesville can give you the service that you need, and offer 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 operating 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 Farris Heating & Air a call at 918-534-8194. If the air conditioner in your home 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 are looking for is routine maintenance, we’re here for you, too.