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

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Being a first-time homeowner is extremely 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 Watts Electric & A/C Inc wants to provide some simple tips to ensure you have a sense of your air conditioning system and how to keep it operating smoothly this summer.

What do you need to know?

  1. Understand Your System—Review the equipment itself to understand 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 reach out to a technician for more help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the greatest ways to save money on your energy costs is to monitor the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be away from home. Some homes have programmable thermostats, which means you can set a schedule throughout the week and not worry about always adjusting the temps. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you may want to consider buying one.
  3. Find a Qualified Technician—Even if you don’t need service or repair off the bat, it’s smart to have a technician or HVAC company selected in case of an emergency. From ongoing maintenance to repairs, Watts Electric & A/C Inc can help with all your air conditioner challenges or questions.
  4. Remember the Air Filter—We understand life gets busy, so it’s useful 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 Columbia and have inquiries about your air conditioner or how you can improve the indoor comfort in your new home, our team can help. We have qualified, experienced technicians who can provide reliable 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, give us a call at 601-736-7362 or schedule an appointment online.

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