Homeownership is a lot of work. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple 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 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 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 avoid it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Lakeside Heating & Air can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a massive 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 dirty air filter blocks air flow and that leads to your air conditioner running harder than it should. That makes it less effective and could cause your utility bills to increase. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to switch it regularly.
- Schedule regular maintenance
To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs annual maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of issues 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 escape AC repairs. If you want to learn some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Lakeside Heating & Air in Chelan and Wenatchee at 509-284-4265.