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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 home and the new responsibilities of being a homeowner, there’s likely a lot on your mind as you settle into your new house.

That’s why Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services wants to share some simple tips to ensure you have a grasp of your air conditioning system and how to keep it operating smoothly during the hotter months.

What do you need to know?

  1. Understand Your System—Review the equipment itself to acknowledge the make and model of your air conditioner. This will be useful if you have any concerns or issues, need to look up the manual or call a technician for further help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the easiest ways to save money on your energy costs is to observe the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be away from home. Some homes have programmable thermostats, which means you can arrange a schedule throughout the week and not worry about regularly adjusting the temps. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you may want to consider purchasing 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 identified in case of an emergency. From routine maintenance to repairs, Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services can help with all your air conditioner needs 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 traded when it gets dirty. When an air filter becomes dirty, it makes your system work harder which decreases efficiency and inflates your energy costs.

If you’re in Anchorage and have inquiries about your air conditioner or how you can increase the indoor comfort in your new home, our experts can help. We have qualified, experienced technicians who can provide dependable service and discuss the best indoor comfort solutions for your home. If you want to learn more about your air conditioner and what you need to know, contact us at 907-202-9798.