Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that simple could be the catalyst to your needing an AC repair. There are a few things you should always remember to do when it comes to your air conditioner that could save you from potentially costly repairs:
- Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner
You get used to all the sounds that regularly occur in your house, but always be sure to pay attention if your air conditioner begins making unusual sounds. It may be a strange hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you normally hear, have it checked out. If you ignore it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Goode Bros AC & Heating can help you address 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 bad for your air conditioner. A grimy air filter blocks air flow and that leads to your air conditioner running harder than it should. That makes it less effective and could cause your utility bills to increase. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to switch it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs regular maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems that could’ve easily been identified 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 some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Goode Bros AC & Heating in Longview at 903-284-2612.