AC and Furnace Replacement

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

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

Owning your first place is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from understanding how different 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 ensure 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 reach out to a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general concerns.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to maintaining indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to look over your thermostat to understand where you can find 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 operate properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. Contra Costa Heating & AC in the Bay Area can provide you with the service that you need, and discuss some tips on efficiency and how to enhance 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 replace 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 AC or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give Contra Costa Heating & AC a call at 510-343-9841. 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 need is routine maintenance, we’re here for you, too.

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