Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to multiply 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 lead to your needing an AC repair. There are a few things you should always remember 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 get used to all the sounds that normally occur in your house, but always be sure to take note 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 normally hear, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a massive problem.
- Keep your air filter clean
It’s so 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 causes your air conditioner to work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could cause your utility bills to increase. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes clogged 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 put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems that could’ve easily been identified 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 fend off AC repairs. If you want to learn some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City at 800-COOLING.