As a first-time homebuyer, you’re just getting settled in your new house. There are likely a lot of items on your to-do list, from getting furniture to addressing the landscape.
Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement distract 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 ensure you remain comfortable in your new home throughout the warmer temps.
So, what should you 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 sustaining indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to review your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to alter the temperature when you are away from the home.
- Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg can give you the service that you need, and offer 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 working efficiently is to switch 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 air conditioner or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-292-9763. 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, our team is here for you, too.