Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that small could start you on the path to 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 costly repairs:
- Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner
You become accustomed to all the sounds that regularly occur in your house, but always be sure to take note if your air conditioner seems to be 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 greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Northern Comfort Inc can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a massive 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 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 cause your utility bills to increase. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes grimy and set a reminder to swap it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon regular maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems 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 Northern Comfort Inc in Mankato area at 507-387-6596.