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

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

That’s why Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling wants to share some simple tips to be sure you have a grasp of your air conditioning system and how to keep it running smoothly this summer.

What do you need to know?

  1. 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 problems, 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 energy costs is to watch the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be gone. 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 immediately, it’s smart to have a technician or HVAC company identified in case of an emergency. From regular maintenance to repairs, Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can help with all your air conditioner issues or questions.
  4. Remember the Air Filter—We realize life gets busy, so it’s useful 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 AC work harder which reduces efficiency and raises your energy costs.

If you’re in Greater Richmond 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 trustworthy service and discuss 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 804-302-6657.

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