What do new homeowners need to know about their air conditioner?

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As a first-time homebuyer, you’re starting to get settled in your new home. There are likely a lot of items on your to-do list, from getting furniture to tackling the landscape.

Owning your first home is exciting! Don’t let that excitement divert you from learning how all of 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 extra attention to your air conditioner. This will help make sure you keep comfortable in your new home throughout the warmer temps.

So, what do you need to know?

  1. 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 get in touch with a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general questions.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to keeping indoor comfort and managing energy costs, your thermostat can be a great tool. Take the time to examine 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.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Kelley Mechanical in Lexington can offer the service that you need, and offer some tips on efficiency and how to enhance indoor air quality and home comfort.
  4. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of regular maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner operating 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 AC or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Kelley Mechanical a call at 859-209-3003 or book an appointment online. If the air conditioner in your home 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 want is routine maintenance, we’re here for you, too.

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