As a first-time homebuyer, you’re beginning 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 house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from understanding how 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 ensure you stay comfortable in your new home during 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 located on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to contact a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general concerns.
- Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to keeping indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be extremely helpful. Take the time to look over 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.
- Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Regular maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City can give you the service that you need, and share some tips on efficiency and how to enhance indoor air quality and home comfort.
- Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of ongoing maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner operating 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 AC or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Street Heating and Cooling a call at 605-206-3915. If the air conditioner in your home 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 experts are here for you, too.