Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could start you on the path to needing an AC repair. There are some things you should always remember to do when it comes to your air conditioner that could save you from potentially expensive repairs:
- Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner
You become familiar with 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 bizarre hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you’re used to hearing, have it checked out. If you ignore it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Solar Air Inc. can help you address a small problem before it turns into a massive problem.
- Keep your air filter clean
It’s so easy to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s bad for your air conditioner. A dirty air filter blocks air flow and makes your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could cause your utility bills to increase. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to switch it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires routine maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles that could’ve easily been detected 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 more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Solar Air Inc. in Fort Lauderdale at 954-320-7398.