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

July 20, 2018

Being a first-time homeowner is very exciting and possibly 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 house.

That’s why West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services wants to share some simple tips to be sure 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—Review the equipment itself to know the make and model of your air conditioner. This will be beneficial if you have any concerns or issues, need to look up the manual or call a technician for further help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the greatest ways to save money on your utility bills is to watch 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 in the week and not worry about regularly 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 helpful to have a technician or HVAC company identified in case of an emergency. From regular maintenance to repairs, West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services can help with all your air conditioner challenges or questions.
  4. Remember the Air Filter—We know life gets busy, so it’s useful 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 decreases efficiency and raises your energy costs.

If you’re in Hudsonville and have concerns about your air conditioner or how you can increase the indoor comfort in your new home, our team can help. We have qualified, experienced technicians who can provide reliable 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 (616) 669-3961.