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

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Being a first-time homeowner is very exciting and maybe a little daunting, too. Between furnishing the space and the new responsibilities of being a homeowner, there’s likely a lot on your mind as you settle into your new space.

That’s why Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. wants to provide 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—Take a look at the equipment itself to acknowledge the make and model of your air conditioner. This will be helpful if you have any concerns or issues, need to look up the manual or contact a technician for more help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the best ways to save money on your energy costs 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 establish 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 immediately, it’s wise to have a technician or HVAC company selected in case of an emergency. From ongoing maintenance to repairs, Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. can help with all your air conditioner needs 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 traded when it gets dirty. When an air filter becomes dirty, it makes your AC work harder which reduces efficiency and inflates your energy costs.

If you’re in Scottsboro 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 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, you can reach us at 256-574-1300.

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