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

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As a first-time homebuyer, you’re just getting settled in your new place. There are likely a lot of items on your to-do list, from purchasing furniture to fixing the landscape.

Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack 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 extra attention to your air conditioner. This will help be sure you remain 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 indicated 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 maintaining 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 earn efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to alter the temperature when you are away from the home.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Regular maintenance is vital to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Service Plus Mechanical in Aurora can offer the service that you need, and share some tips on efficiency and how to enhance indoor air quality and home comfort.
  4. 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 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 AC or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Service Plus Mechanical a call at 630-473-4749 or book an appointment online. If the air conditioner in your house 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 want is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.

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