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 purchasing furniture to addressing the landscape.
Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from understanding how different 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 be sure you keep comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps.
So, what should you know?
- 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 challenges.
- Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to keeping indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to look over your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to regulate the temperature when you are away from the home.
- Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. JTech Mechanical in Magnolia can give you the service that you need, and discuss some tips on efficiency and how to improve indoor air quality and home comfort.
- Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of regular 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 JTech Mechanical a call at 281-231-8768. If the air conditioner in your house is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide variety of air conditioners available and find one that meets your needs and budget. And if all you want is routine maintenance, we’re here for you, too.