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

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As a first-time homebuyer, you’re beginning to get settled in your new place. There are likely a lot of items on your to-do list, from purchasing furniture to tackling 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’re moving in during the hot, summer months, you’ll want to pay extra attention to your air conditioner. This will help be sure you stay 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 reach out to a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general questions.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to sustaining 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 when you are away from the home.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is critical to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford can offer the service that you need, and share some tips on efficiency and how to increase 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 exchange 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 662-281-1231. If the air conditioner in your house 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 are looking for is routine maintenance, our experts are here for you, too.

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