AC and Furnace Replacement

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 place. There are likely a lot 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 distract you from getting to know how different 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 stay comfortable in your new home during the warmer temps.

So, what should you know?

  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 get in touch with a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general challenges.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to keeping indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to look over 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.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Regular maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby can give you the service that you need, and discuss some tips on efficiency and how to increase indoor air quality and home comfort.
  4. 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 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 cooling system or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 203-734-7648. 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 need is routine maintenance, we’re here for you, too.

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