Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that small could be the catalyst to your needing an AC repair. There are some 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 become familiar with all the sounds that normally occur in your house, but always be sure to pay attention 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’re used to hearing, have it checked out. If you ignore it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Patterson & Stirling 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 clogged 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. 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 needs regular maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles 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 more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie at 814-308-0416.