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 an abundance of items on your to-do list, from purchasing furniture to fixing the landscape. Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from understanding how all of the 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 be sure you keep 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 get in touch with a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general challenges. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to maintaining indoor comfort and managing energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to look over your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to regulate the temperature even when you are gone. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is vital to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad can give you 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 regular maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner working efficiently is to exchange 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 Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 575-887-7777 or schedule an appointment online. If the air conditioner in your space 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 need is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.