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 place. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from buying furniture to addressing the landscape.

Owning your first home is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from getting to know how 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 even more attention to your air conditioner. This will help make sure you stay comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps.

So, what should you know?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you know the make and model of your system. This should be indicated on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to reach out to a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general challenges.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to keeping indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be extremely helpful. Take the time to examine your thermostat to understand where you can earn efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to adjust the temperature even when you are gone.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs can give you the service that you need, and offer some tips on efficiency and how to improve 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 working 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 Mitchell Heating a call at 719-596-6677. If the air conditioner in your space 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.

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