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

July 20, 2018

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 purchasing furniture to tackling the landscape.

Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement distract you from getting to know how all of the components in your home works—including your HVAC system. If you’re moving in during the hot, summer 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 during 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 labeled on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to contact a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general concerns.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to keeping indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be a great tool. Take the time to examine 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—Routine maintenance is vital to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Titan Heating & Air Conditioning in Central Point can provide you with the service that you need, and offer 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 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 Titan Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 514-600-5499. 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 need is routine maintenance, our team is here for you, too.