Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, slip 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 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 notice 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 used to hearing, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling 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 that leads to your air conditioner running harder than it should. That makes it less effective and could lead to an increase in your utility bills. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to swap it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To guarantee 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 troubles 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 escape AC repairs. If you want to learn more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling in Des Moines at 515-207-6569.