Homeownership is a lot of work. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could lead 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 pricey repairs:
- Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner
You become familiar with all the sounds that ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to pay attention if your air conditioner begins making unusual sounds. It may be an odd hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you normally hear, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating can help you address a small problem 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 dirty 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. Keep an eye on 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 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 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 additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton at 979-323-6130.