Homeownership is a lot of work. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple could lead to your needing an AC repair. There are a couple 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 pay attention 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 normally hear, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc can help you address a small problem before it turns into a bigger 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 clogged 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 grimy and set a reminder to change it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires regular 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 identified 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 additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Oxford at 662-281-1231.