Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that small could be the catalyst to your needing an AC repair. There are a couple 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 familiar with all the sounds that regularly occur in your house, but always be sure to take notice 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 a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you address a small problem before it turns into a bigger problem.
- Keep your air filter clean
It’s not hard 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 lead to an increase in your utility bills. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to change it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs annual maintenance just like your car does. If you put off 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest at 949-204-0859.