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

July 20, 2018

Being a first-time homeowner is extremely exciting and likely 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 home.

That’s why Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning wants to share some simple tips to make sure you understand your air conditioning system and how to keep it operating smoothly this summer.

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 useful if you have any concerns or issues, need to look up the manual or contact a technician for additional help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the best ways to save money on your energy costs 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 arrange 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 purchasing one.
  3. Find a Qualified Technician—Even if you don’t need service or repair right away, it’s helpful to have a technician or HVAC company identified in case of an emergency. From regular maintenance to repairs, Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning can help with all your air conditioner issues 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 shrinks efficiency and inflates your energy costs.

If you’re in Kearney and have questions about your air conditioner or how you can increase the indoor comfort in your new home, our experts 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, contact us at 308-624-3485.