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

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

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

So, what do you need to know?

  1. 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 challenges.
  2. 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 look over your thermostat to understand where you can find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to regulate the temperature when you are away from the home.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Regular maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. White Mechanical, Inc. in Laguna Hills can give you the service that you need, and discuss some tips on efficiency and how to improve 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 White Mechanical, Inc. a call at 949-284-6382 or book an appointment online. 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 want is routine maintenance, we’re here for you, too.

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