Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall 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 keep in mind 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 become accustomed to all the sounds that regularly occur in your house, but always be sure to take note if your air conditioner begins making unusual sounds. It may be a bizarre hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you’re accustomed to hearing, have it checked out. If you ignore it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Clean Air HVAC can help you nip a problem in the bud before it turns into a larger problem.
- Keep your air filter clean
It’s really easy to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s detrimental 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 raise your utility bills. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to swap it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs routine maintenance just like your car does. If you put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems 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 escape AC repairs. If you want to learn some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco at 925-233-6238.