As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new home. There may be several tasks on your to-do list, from getting furniture to tackling the landscape.
Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement distract you from learning how the components in your home works—including your HVAC system. If you’re moving in during the hot, summer months, you’ll want to pay even more attention to your air conditioner. This will help be sure you stay comfortable in your new home throughout 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 get in touch with a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general questions.
- Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to keeping indoor comfort and managing energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to look over your thermostat to understand where you can find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to adjust the temperature even if you aren’t at home.
- Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. in Manassas can offer the service that you need, and offer some tips on efficiency and how to improve indoor air quality and home comfort.
- Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of ongoing maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently is to exchange the air filter. Air filters are typically 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 Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. a call at 703-260-1148. 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 need is routine maintenance, our team is here for you, too.