Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could lead to your needing an AC repair. There are a few things you should never forget 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 accustomed to all the sounds that regularly occur in your house, but always be sure to take note if your air conditioner begins making unusual sounds. It may be an odd hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you’re used to hearing, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning can help you address a small problem before it turns into a larger problem.
- Keep your air filter clean
It’s not hard to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s not good for your air conditioner. A dirty air filter blocks air flow and causes your air conditioner to work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could lead to an increase in your utility bills. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to switch it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires routine maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles that could’ve easily been detected 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 avoid AC repairs. If you want to learn more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City at 801-305-4777.