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

That’s why Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc wants to share some simple tips to make sure you have a sense of your air conditioning system and how to keep it running smoothly this summer.

What do you need to know?

  1. Understand Your System—Take a look at the equipment itself to know the make and model of your air conditioner. This will be beneficial if you have any concerns or challenges, need to look up the manual or contact a technician for more help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the best ways to save money on your energy bill is to watch the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be away or sleeping. Some homes have programmable thermostats, which means you can establish a schedule throughout 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 off the bat, it’s wise to have a technician or HVAC company chosen in case of an emergency. From routine maintenance to repairs, Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc 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 increases your energy costs.

If you’re in Saint Petersburg and have concerns 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, give us a call at 727-369-6195.