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 house 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 O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning wants to provide some simple tips to make sure you understand your air conditioning system and how to keep it running smoothly throughout the summer season.

What do you need to know?

  1. Understand Your System—Assess the equipment itself to understand 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 reach out to a technician for more help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the best ways to save money on your utility bills is to monitor the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be away from home. 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 buying 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 ongoing maintenance to repairs, O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning can help with all your air conditioner issues or questions.
  4. Remember the Air Filter—We realize life gets busy, so it’s helpful 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 system work harder which reduces efficiency and increases your energy costs.

If you’re in Drexel Hill 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 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 610-257-7035.