What do new homeowners need to know about their air conditioner?

July 20, 2018

As a first-time homebuyer, you’re beginning to get settled in your new house. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from buying furniture to fixing the landscape.

Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from learning how 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 extra attention to your air conditioner. This will help ensure you keep 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 indicated on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to contact a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general concerns.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to sustaining 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 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—Ongoing maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating in Laguna Niguel can offer the service that you need, and offer 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 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 Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 949-525-9119. 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.