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

July 20, 2018

Being a first-time homeowner is very exciting and possibly 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 home.

That’s why LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. wants to offer some simple tips to ensure you have a grasp of your air conditioning system and how to keep it running smoothly during the hotter months.

What do you need to know?

  1. Understand Your System—Assess the equipment itself to know 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 greatest ways to save money on your utility bills is to monitor the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be gone. Some homes have programmable thermostats, which means you can establish a schedule in 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 immediately, it’s smart to have a technician or HVAC company identified in case of an emergency. From regular maintenance to repairs, LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. 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 swapped when it gets dirty. When an air filter becomes dirty, it makes your cooling system work harder which shrinks efficiency and raises your energy costs.

If you’re in Paxinos and have inquiries about your air conditioner or how you can improve the indoor comfort in your new home, we can help. We have qualified, experienced technicians who can provide trustworthy 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, you can reach us at 570-648-0748.