Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could start you on the path to needing an AC repair. There are a few things you should keep in mind to do when it comes to your air conditioner that could save you from potentially pricey repairs:
- Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner
You get used to all the sounds that normally occur in your house, but always be sure to pay attention if your air conditioner starts making unusual sounds. It may be a strange hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you’re used to hearing, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a massive problem.
- Keep your air filter clean
It’s really easy to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s not good for your air conditioner. A clogged air filter blocks air flow and that leads to your air conditioner running harder than it should. That makes it less effective and could lead to an increase in your utility bills. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes grimy and set a reminder to change it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon annual maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles that could’ve easily been discovered during a maintenance appointment turn into bigger issues that lead to an AC repair.
Whether your air conditioner is new or if you’ve had it for years, you can do these things to avoid AC repairs. If you want to learn more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile at 251-471-2674.