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 being a homeowner, there’s likely a lot on your mind as you settle into your new house.

That’s why Phelps Heating & Cooling wants to provide some simple tips to ensure you understand 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 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 call a technician for more help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the best ways to save money on your utility bills is to observe 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 throughout 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 immediately, it’s wise to have a technician or HVAC company selected in case of an emergency. From routine maintenance to repairs, Phelps Heating & Cooling can help with all your air conditioner issues 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 cooling system work harder which shrinks efficiency and inflates your energy costs.

If you’re in Hodgenville and have questions about your air conditioner or how you can increase the indoor comfort in your new home, we can help. We have qualified, experienced technicians who can provide reliable service and share 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 270-358-3167.