Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that simple could be the catalyst to your needing an AC repair. There are some 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 ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to take notice if your air conditioner starts 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 neglect it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at GV Heating & Air can help you nip a problem in the bud 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 not good for your air conditioner. A grimy air filter blocks air flow and makes your air conditioner 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 dirty and set a reminder to swap it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires regular maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of issues that could’ve easily been detected 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 additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call GV Heating & Air in Crystal and Twin Cities at 763-535-2000.