3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair

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Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple 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:

  1. 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 strange hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you’re accustomed to hearing, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have a greater 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 larger problem.
  2. Keep your air filter clean
    It’s not hard 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 makes your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could raise your utility bills. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to swap it regularly.
  3. 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 problems that could’ve easily been discovered during a maintenance appointment turn into larger issues that lead to an AC repair.

No matter if 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest at 949-204-0859. 

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