Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple could start you on the path to 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 costly 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 note if your air conditioner starts 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 neglect it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a larger 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 raise your utility bills. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to change it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon annual maintenance just like your car does. If you put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles that could’ve easily been discovered during a maintenance appointment turn into substantial issues that lead to an AC repair.
It makes no difference if your air conditioner is new or if you’ve had it for years, you can do these things to avoid AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop at 760-784-9034.