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

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

Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from getting to know how all of 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 be sure you keep comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps.

So, what should you know?

  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 contact a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general challenges.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to sustaining 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 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—Routine maintenance is vital to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia 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 routine 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 AC or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-796-9172. If the air conditioner in your home 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 are looking for is routine maintenance, our team is here for you, too.

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