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

July 20, 2018

Being a first-time homeowner is very exciting and maybe a little daunting, too. Between furnishing the space 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 Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC wants to share some simple tips to make sure you understand your air conditioning system and how to keep it working smoothly this summer.

What do you need to know?

  1. Understand Your System—Review the equipment itself to know the make and model of your air conditioner. This will be helpful if you have any concerns or challenges, need to look up the manual or call a technician for additional help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the best ways to save money on your energy bill is to observe the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be gone. Some homes have programmable thermostats, which means you can establish a schedule during the week and not worry about constantly 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 right away, it’s wise to have a technician or HVAC company identified in case of an emergency. From ongoing maintenance to repairs, Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC can help with all your air conditioner needs or questions.
  4. Remember the Air Filter—We know life gets busy, so it’s beneficial 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 inflates your energy costs.

If you’re in Ellsworth and have questions about your air conditioner or how you can increase the indoor comfort in your new home, our team can help. We have qualified, experienced technicians who can provide trustworthy 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 715-318-6728.