As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new place. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from buying furniture to addressing the landscape.
Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement distract 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 make sure you stay comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps.
So, what do you need to know?
- Identify Your System—Make sure you are aware of the make and model of your system. This should be located on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to get in touch with a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general questions.
- 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 examine 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 pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie 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 regular maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner operating efficiently is to replace 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 cooling system or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Patterson & Stirling Inc a call at 814-308-0416. 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.