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 may be several tasks on your to-do list, from purchasing furniture to tackling the landscape. Owning your first home is exciting! Don’t let that excitement distract 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 make sure you keep comfortable in your new home during the warmer temps. So, what do you need to know? Identify Your System—Make sure you have the make and model of your system. This should be located on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to reach out to a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general challenges. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to keeping indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to examine your thermostat to understand where you can find efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to regulate the temperature when you are away from the home. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is vital to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Central Air Inc in Portland Metro can provide you with 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 switch 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 air conditioner or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Central Air Inc a call at 503-656-1908 or arrange an appointment online. If the air conditioner in your house is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide selection of air conditioners available and find one that meets your needs and budget. And if all you are looking for is routine maintenance, we’re here for you, too.