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 home. There an abundance 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 distract you from understanding how 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 stay comfortable in your new home throughout the warmer temps. So, what should you be aware of? 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 reach out to a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general questions. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to keeping indoor comfort and monitoring energy costs, your thermostat can be a great tool. Take the time to examine your thermostat to understand where you can earn efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to adjust 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 find any issues before they become costlier to fix. Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville can give you the service that you need, and discuss some tips on efficiency and how to increase indoor air quality and home comfort. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of routine maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner operating efficiently is to exchange 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 cooling system or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Ken Parker Service Inc a call at 903-883-2829 or arrange an appointment online. If the air conditioner in your space is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide choices 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.