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

July 20, 2018

Being a first-time homeowner is extremely exciting and maybe a little daunting, too. Between furnishing the house 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 WM J Kraus & Son wants to share some simple tips to make 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 understand 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 contact a technician for further help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the greatest ways to save money on your utility bills is to observe the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be gone. Some homes have programmable thermostats, which means you can establish a schedule during 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.
  3. Find a Qualified Technician—Even if you don’t need service or repair immediately, it’s helpful to have a technician or HVAC company chosen in case of an emergency. From routine maintenance to repairs, WM J Kraus & Son can help with all your air conditioner challenges or questions.
  4. Remember the Air Filter—We know 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 system work harder which shrinks efficiency and raises your energy costs.

If you’re in Keokuk and have questions about your air conditioner or how you can enhance the indoor comfort in your new home, our team 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, contact us at 319-229-2318.