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

As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new home. There may be several tasks on your to-do list, from getting furniture to addressing the landscape.

Owning your first home is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from getting to know 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 ensure you remain comfortable in your new home during the warmer temps.

So, what should you be aware of?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you are aware of 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 questions.
  2. 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 review your thermostat to understand where you can find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to regulate the temperature even if you aren’t at home.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa 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.
  4. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of ongoing maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner operating efficiently is to switch the air filter. Air filters are usually 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-333-2208 or schedule an appointment online. If the air conditioner in your space is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide selection 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.