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 house. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from buying furniture to fixing the landscape. Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement distract 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 special attention to your air conditioner. This will help make sure you keep comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps. So, what do you need to know? 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 questions. 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 review your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to alter the temperature even when you are gone. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to run properly and find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Colvin's Inc in Excelsior Springs can provide you with 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 ongoing maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner operating efficiently is to switch 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 air conditioner or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Colvin's Inc a call at 816-630-2702 or arrange an appointment online. 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 need is routine maintenance, our team is here for you, too.