What do new homeowners need to know about their air conditioner? 07/20/2018 As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new house. 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 sidetrack you from getting to know how 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 extra attention to your air conditioner. This will help ensure you remain comfortable in your new home through the warmer temps. So, what should you be aware of? 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 questions. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to sustaining indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to review your thermostat to understand where you can find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to alter the temperature even when you are gone. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Regular maintenance is vital to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Watts Electric & A/C Inc in Columbia can give you the service that you need, and discuss 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 running 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 Watts Electric & A/C Inc a call at 601-736-7362 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, we’re here for you, too.