What do new homeowners need to know about their air conditioner? 07/20/2018 As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new place. There may be several tasks on your to-do list, from buying furniture to tackling the landscape. Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from learning 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 extra attention to your air conditioner. This will help make sure you stay comfortable in your new home throughout 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 reach out to a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general questions. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to keeping indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be a great tool. Take the time to look over your thermostat to understand where you can earn efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to regulate the temperature even when you are gone. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax can provide you with the service that you need, and share some tips on efficiency and how to improve indoor air quality and home comfort. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of routine maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner operating efficiently is to replace 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 Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 509-397-3622 or book an appointment online. 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 team is here for you, too.