The top five things to keep in mind after you buy a new air conditioner
Have you recently had a new air conditioner installed in your home? Caring for our home heating and cooling system doesn’t stop at installation. Here are some things that you should keep in mind after you’ve had your brand new air conditioner installed.
- Note changes in efficiency. This isn’t something you necessarily HAVE to do, but it can be interesting to see just how much better your new system is at cooling your home. Savings with a new system can be staggering – there’s nothing better than seeing those savings to make you feel good about your new investment.
- Filter changes. Keep your indoor air quality fresh by regularly changing your furnace filter. The frequency of these changes depends a lot on your home (for example: a home with pets may need more frequent filter changes), but a good rule of thumb is to change your filter each season.
- Proper airflow. Fall will be here before you know it. Make your new air conditioner’s job easier by ensuring proper air flow – rake those leaves away if they are piling around your condenser.
- Maintenance. Even a newer heating and cooling system can benefit from routine maintenance. This can be scheduled with your local heating and cooling contractor – with air conditioner / heat pump maintenance in the spring and gas furnace maintenance in the fall.
- Registration. In order to receive full warranty coverage, most manufacturers require that your equipment is registered. So, whether it’s your job or the contractor’s job – make sure your equipment is registered!
To reap all of the benefits of a new cooling system, it’s important to give it routine attention. This way you can enjoy the best efficiency and ultimate comfort.
If you have a new air conditioner, tell me, what’s your favorite thing about it?
Routine maintenance is a must have for any new air conditioner you have installed in your home, having it regularly checked up and examined will only help to increase its life expectancy. We try to have ours looked at at least twice a year so that we can repair any damages that are found before the air conditioner is really needed. Keeping it routinely maintained can also save you a lot in the long run as getting it checked out is usually cheaper than paying for a full repair or even a new air conditioner.
As weird as it is I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited as when our new air conditioning installation happened. When you live in a home that doesn’t have air conditioning and you have to stick your pillow in the freezer to sleep at night it becomes a huge priority. I didn’t know about registering your air conditioner so I’ll have to ask our contractor about that.
There are many things that you can do by yourselves to increase the lifespan of your HVAC system. However, if you don’t have enough experience or have many doubts, please spend some bucks hiring a good contractor or HVAC technician, this will help you save tons of money in the near future. Thanks for sharing
It’s great to know what to do about getting a new air conditioner. Our old unit has been having problems recently, so this is great for us. I’ll be sure to remember to look at the energy savings we’ll have when we get a new unit!
Thanks for pointing out that it’s a good idea to change your filter about every season to make sure that your air quality will remain high. I don’t have a new air conditioner yet, but my old one hasn’t been working well. It won’t actually pump out any cool air, and it’s all lukewarm. I’ll have to find someone to install an AC unit for me then make sure to follow your advice and get some filters.
It’s good to know his about getting an AC unit. Ours has been having issues, so we’re hoping to get a new system this year. When that happens, I’ll be sure to keep up on the maintenance, like you said.
Thanks for this very useful information. We’re remodeling our house and I’m considering on including the HVAC system to be upgraded. We’re currently using a heating oil as our fuel and thinking of using propane instead. I’d also make sure to get a Carbon Monoxide detector for it. And I’ll never forget to regularly change our furnace filter for a quality fresh air.
I really like these tips and things that you shared about getting a new AC system. This is something that I have been looking into doing lately because for some reason my thermostat hasn’t been working. Maybe I should look into hiring an AC service that could maybe help me out.
I can’t sleep unless my room is cold. It is good to know that it would be smart to make sure that there is proper airflow. It might be smart for me to consider getting that checked by a professional every now and then.
I wanted to thank you for this advice for a new air conditioner. I didn’t know that to get a full warranty coverage the equipment may need to be registered. I’m interested to learn what the registration process is like or if it depends on what kind of air conditioner you have.
Thank you for pointing out that after you get a new AC installed you should make sure and change the filter. My husband and I just built a home and need to get an AC installed. I’ll have to look into finding the best HVAC contractor to do this for us.
Thank you for suggesting that you should make sure and change the air filters to help keep your air fresh. My husband and I are wanting to get a new air conditioner and need to find the right company to buy it from. I’ll have to look into finding the best contractors in my area to help us with this.
I love what you said about making your new air conditioner’s job easier by ensuring proper air flow. We had to replace our swamp cooler with a new AC unit this year and I want to make sure I take care of it properly. Thank you for the information about raking away leaves from the condenser to keep the air flowing into the AC unit.
Thanks for the tip to have your furnace checked in the fall and the whole air conditioning system maintained on a regular basis. My unit is only a few years old so I didn’t think it’d need inspections. I definitely want to keep it running well and I want my furnace to work this winter, so I’ll have to find a local HVAC company that can come inspect it.
It makes sense that you would want to look into registration. A contractor might be able to make this more official and feel more professional this way. My sister would love knowing this as she looks into an air conditioning installation service for her new home.
I’m glad you pointed out that even new cooling systems need routine maintenance to prolong their lives and keep them in good working order. My husband and I need to have a new air conditioner installed, so I’ve been doing some research on how to properly take care of the new unit. I thought new units wouldn’t require maintenance for a few years, so thanks for correcting that misconception!
I agree that you should make sure you change your furnace filter frequently. It’s good to know that this will influence your air conditioner a lot and that the amount you change it depends on your home, like you said. I have 2 dogs so it sounds like I’ll need to change my filter a little more often.
My wife and I want to make sure that we are getting the most out of our A/C unit. We have been having problems with our current A/C unit and are thinking about changing it out for a new one if it is too expensive to repair. We are having an air conditioning serving guy come out and look at it this weekend.
A new unit is a perfect subject for maintenance. When it is new, you already know exactly how well it should be running. This can give you a point to measure further performance from.
My father recently got a new heating and air system for our home, so I’ve been wondering how to take care of it. It really helped when you said that one should make sure they change their filter for frequently if they have pets. I currently have two birds, so this tip could definitely help me out!
I love what you said about registering your AC system in order to receive warranty coverage. I think that installing an air conditioner should be done by seasoned professionals. If I were to get a new unit, I would contact the best HVAC contractor in my general area.