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 are likely a lot of items on your to-do list, from getting furniture to addressing the landscape.

Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from getting to know how all of the 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 ensure you stay comfortable in your new home during the warmer temps.

So, what should you be aware of?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you have 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.
  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 alter 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 operate properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton can offer the service that you need, and share some tips on efficiency and how to increase indoor air quality and home comfort.
  4. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of routine maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently is to switch 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 air conditioner or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Faust Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 979-323-6130. If the air conditioner in your house 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 want is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.

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