As a first-time homebuyer, you’re just getting settled in your new home. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from buying furniture to addressing the landscape.
Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement distract you from learning how 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 even more attention to your air conditioner. This will help ensure you keep comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps.
So, what should you be aware of?
- Identify Your System—Make sure you are aware of the make and model of your system. This should be located on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to reach out to a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general challenges.
- Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to sustaining indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be a great tool. Take the time to review your thermostat to understand where you can earn efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to adjust the temperature even when you are gone.
- Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Regular maintenance is vital to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling in Des Moines can provide you with the service that you need, and share 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 working 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 Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling a call at 515-207-6569. If the air conditioner in your home 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, we’re here for you, too.