Being a first-time homeowner is very exciting and maybe 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 space.
That’s why Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. wants to offer some simple tips to be sure you understand your air conditioning system and how to keep it operating smoothly this summer.
What do you need to know?
- Understand Your System—Assess the equipment itself to understand 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 call a technician for additional help.
- Look at the Thermostat—One of the greatest 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 in the week and not worry about regularly adjusting the temps. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you may want to consider getting one.
- 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 regular maintenance to repairs, Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. can help with all your air conditioner needs or questions.
- 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 West Columbia 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 803-265-4208.