Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple could start you on the path to needing an AC repair. There are a few things you should never forget 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 normally occur in your house, but always be sure to take notice if your air conditioner seems to be making unusual sounds. It may be an odd 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 J & J Air Conditioning 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 not good for your air conditioner. A grimy air filter blocks air flow and that leads to your air conditioner running harder than it should. That makes it less effective and could lead to an increase in your utility bills. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes grimy and set a reminder to change it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires routine maintenance just like your car does. If you put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of issues 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 fend off AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call J & J Air Conditioning in Eastland at 254-355-3833.