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 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning wants to share some simple tips to ensure you have a sense of 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 know the make and model of your air conditioner. This will be useful if you have any concerns or problems, need to look up the manual or reach out to a technician for additional help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the easiest ways to save money on your utility bills 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 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 right away, it’s wise to have a technician or HVAC company chosen in case of an emergency. From routine maintenance to repairs, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning can help with all your air conditioner needs 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 Buellton and have concerns about your air conditioner or how you can improve the indoor comfort in your new home, our experts can help. We have qualified, experienced technicians who can provide trustworthy 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, you can reach us at 805-242-9638.