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 home. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from getting furniture to tackling the landscape.

Owning your first home is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from understanding 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 special 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 be aware of?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you are aware of the make and model of your system. This should be located on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to get in touch with a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general concerns.
  2. 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 look over 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.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. in Midlothian can give you the service that you need, and offer some tips on efficiency and how to increase indoor air quality and home comfort.
  4. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of regular maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently is to switch 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 air conditioner or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. a call at 804-372-0313. 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 are looking for is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.

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