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

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Being a first-time homeowner is extremely 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 Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing wants to provide some simple tips to be sure you have a grasp of your air conditioning system and how to keep it operating smoothly throughout the summer season.

What do you need to know?

  1. Understand Your System—Take a look at the equipment itself to understand 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 reach out to a technician for more help.
  2. Look at the Thermostat—One of the best ways to save money on your energy bill is to watch the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be away or sleeping. Some homes have programmable thermostats, which means you can arrange 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.
  3. Find a Qualified Technician—Even if you don’t need service or repair right away, it’s helpful to have a technician or HVAC company identified in case of an emergency. From regular maintenance to repairs, Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help with all your air conditioner issues or questions.
  4. Remember the Air Filter—We know life gets busy, so it’s useful 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 AC work harder which shrinks efficiency and increases your energy costs.

If you’re in Bakersfield and have questions about your air conditioner or how you can increase the indoor comfort in your new home, our team 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, contact us at 661-437-3499 or book an appointment online.

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