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

July 20, 2018

Being a first-time homeowner is really exciting and likely a little daunting, too. Between furnishing the space and the new responsibilities of having a home, there’s likely a lot on your mind as you settle into your new house.

That’s why Rescue Heating & Air wants to offer some simple tips to ensure you understand your air conditioning system and how to keep it running smoothly during the hotter months.

What do you need to know?

  1. Understand Your System—Take a look at the equipment itself to know the make and model of your air conditioner. This will be helpful if you have any concerns or problems, need to look up the manual or call a technician for additional help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the greatest ways to save money on your energy costs is to watch the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be away or sleeping. Some homes have programmable thermostats, which means you can establish a schedule during the week and not worry about always adjusting the temps. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you may want to consider getting one.
  3. Find a Qualified Technician—Even if you don’t need service or repair off the bat, it’s helpful to have a technician or HVAC company selected in case of an emergency. From routine maintenance to repairs, Rescue Heating & Air can help with all your air conditioner issues or questions.
  4. Remember the Air Filter—We understand life gets busy, so it’s helpful to set a reminder or make a note that your air filter should be replaced when it gets dirty. When an air filter becomes dirty, it makes your system work harder which decreases efficiency and increases your energy costs.

If you’re in Alice and have questions about your air conditioner or how you can enhance the indoor comfort in your new home, we can help. We have qualified, experienced technicians who can provide dependable service and chat about the best indoor comfort solutions for your home. If you want to learn more about your air conditioner and what you need to know, give us a call at 361-265-4371.