What do new homeowners need to know about their air conditioner? 07/20/2018 As a first-time homebuyer, you’re just getting settled in your new place. There may be several tasks on your to-do list, from getting furniture to tackling 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 you’re moving in during the hot, summer months, you’ll want to pay even more attention to your air conditioner. This will help ensure you keep comfortable in your new home throughout the warmer temps. So, what should you be aware of? 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 get in touch with a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general challenges. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to maintaining indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be a great tool. Take the time to review your thermostat to understand where you can find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to alter the temperature even if you aren’t at home. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario can give you the service that you need, and share some tips on efficiency and how to increase 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 operating efficiently is to exchange 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 cooling system or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Stan's Heating, Inc a call at 541-889-3987 or arrange an appointment online. If the air conditioner in your space 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 team is here for you, too.