As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new house. There are likely a lot 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 different 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 remain comfortable in your new home throughout the warmer temps.
So, what should you be aware of?
- Identify Your System—Make sure you know the make and model of your system. This should be labeled on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to contact 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 examine your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to alter the temperature even when you are gone.
- Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Precision Mechanical in Rapid City can offer 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 regular maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner operating efficiently is to replace 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 Precision Mechanical a call at 605-206-3766. 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 need is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.