What do new homeowners need to know about their air conditioner? 07/20/2018 As a first-time homebuyer, you’re just getting settled in your new home. There are likely a lot of items on your to-do list, from getting furniture to fixing the landscape. Owning your first home is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from getting to know how different 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 be sure you remain comfortable in your new home during the warmer temps. So, what should you know? 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 contact a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general questions. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to maintaining indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be a great tool. Take the time to review 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. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral can offer the service that you need, and offer some tips on efficiency and how to increase indoor air quality and home comfort. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of ongoing maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner working efficiently is to replace the air filter. Air filters are typically 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 Comfort Zone Inc a call at 239-574-2327 or book an appointment online. If the air conditioner in your home is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide choices 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.