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

July 20, 2018

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

That’s why McFadden Heating & Cooling wants to offer some simple tips to be sure you have a grasp of your air conditioning system and how to keep it running smoothly this summer.

What do you need to know?

  1. Understand Your System—Take a look at the equipment itself to understand 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 reach out to 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 set 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 purchasing one.
  3. Find a Qualified Technician—Even if you don’t need service or repair right away, it’s smart to have a technician or HVAC company identified in case of an emergency. From routine maintenance to repairs, McFadden Heating & Cooling can help with all your air conditioner issues 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 AC work harder which decreases efficiency and inflates your energy costs.

If you’re in Dresden and have concerns 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 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 1-866-781-0111.