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 home and the new responsibilities of owning a home, there’s likely a lot on your mind as you settle into your new home.

That’s why Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing wants to offer some simple tips to be sure you have a grasp of 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 beneficial if you have any concerns or problems, need to look up the manual or contact a technician for additional help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the easiest ways to save money on your utility bills is to observe the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be away or sleeping. 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 immediately, it’s smart to have a technician or HVAC company identified in case of an emergency. From regular maintenance to repairs, Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help with all your air conditioner challenges or questions.
  4. Remember the Air Filter—We realize life gets busy, so it’s useful 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 AC work harder which shrinks efficiency and raises your energy costs.

If you’re in McMurray and have questions about your air conditioner or how you can enhance the indoor comfort in your new home, our experts 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 724-370-0141.