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 getting furniture to fixing the landscape.

Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from learning how different components in your home works—including your HVAC system. If it’s summer when you are moving into your new home, you’ll want to pay even more attention to your air conditioner. This will help make sure you keep comfortable in your new home throughout the warmer temps.

So, what should you 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 questions.
  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 review 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.
  3. 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. ACS Inc in Metro Atlanta can provide you with 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 ongoing maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently is to exchange 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 air conditioner or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give ACS Inc a call at 770-939-7500 or schedule 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 need is routine maintenance, we’re here for you, too.

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