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 buying furniture to tackling the landscape.
Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from learning how all of 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 make sure you stay comfortable in your new home throughout the warmer temps.
So, what do you need to know?
- Identify Your System—Make sure you are aware of the make and model of your system. This should be labeled on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to reach out to a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general questions.
- Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to sustaining indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be extremely helpful. 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 if you aren’t at home.
- Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning in York can provide you with the service that you need, and offer some tips on efficiency and how to enhance 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 operating efficiently is to replace the air filter. Air filters are commonly 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 Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 717-383-4479. If the air conditioner in your space is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide variety of air conditioners available and find one that meets your needs and budget. And if all you are looking for is routine maintenance, our team is here for you, too.