AC and Furnace Replacement

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

As a first-time homebuyer, you’re just getting settled in your new home. There an abundance of items on your to-do list, from purchasing furniture to fixing the landscape.

Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement distract you from understanding 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 special attention to your air conditioner. This will help ensure you stay comfortable in your new home throughout the warmer temps.

So, what should you know?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you have the make and model of your system. This should be labeled on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to get in touch with a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general challenges.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to sustaining indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be a great tool. Take the time to look over your thermostat to understand where you can earn efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to regulate the temperature even when you are gone.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Routine maintenance is vital to making sure your air conditioner continues to work properly and pinpoint any issues before they become costlier to fix. Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi can offer the service that you need, and offer some tips on efficiency and how to improve indoor air quality and home comfort.
  4. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of ongoing maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner running 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 209-257-3156. 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, our experts are here for you, too.

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