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

July 20, 2018

Being a first-time homeowner is really exciting and maybe 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 space.

That’s why Watts Electric & A/C Inc wants to share some simple tips to make sure you have a grasp of your air conditioning system and how to keep it running smoothly throughout the summer season.

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 beneficial if you have any concerns or issues, 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 utility bills is to watch the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be away from home. 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 off the bat, it’s helpful to have a technician or HVAC company chosen in case of an emergency. From regular maintenance to repairs, Watts Electric & A/C Inc can help with all your air conditioner needs or questions.
  4. Remember the Air Filter—We know 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 AC work harder which reduces efficiency and raises 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 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, contact us at 601-736-7362.