Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could lead to your needing an AC repair. There are some 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 ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to take note 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 avoid it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Kirkfield 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 detrimental 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. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to switch it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs routine maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems that could’ve easily been identified 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 Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Winnipeg at 204-272-8128.