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 home 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 Honke Heating & AC wants to share some simple tips to ensure you have a sense of your air conditioning system and how to keep it working smoothly during the hotter months.

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 helpful if you have any concerns or challenges, need to look up the manual or call a technician for further 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 gone. Some homes have programmable thermostats, which means you can arrange a schedule in the week and not worry about always adjusting the temps. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you may want to consider getting one.
  3. Find a Qualified Technician—Even if you don’t need service or repair immediately, it’s smart to have a technician or HVAC company selected in case of an emergency. From routine maintenance to repairs, Honke Heating & AC can help with all your air conditioner challenges or questions.
  4. Remember the Air Filter—We understand life gets busy, so it’s beneficial to set a reminder or make a note that your air filter should be replaced when it gets dirty. When an air filter becomes dirty, it makes your cooling system work harder which shrinks efficiency and raises your energy costs.

If you’re in Gresham and have inquiries about your air conditioner or how you can increase the indoor comfort in your new home, our experts can help. We have qualified, experienced technicians who can provide dependable 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, contact us at 503-663-8033.