3 Things Homeowners Don't Do That Leads to AC Repair

August 05, 2015

Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple could be the catalyst 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 costly repairs:

  1. Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner
    You become familiar with all the sounds that ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to pay attention if your air conditioner begins making unusual sounds. It may be a bizarre hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you’re accustomed to hearing, have it checked out. If you ignore it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Home Comfort Heating & Air can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a bigger problem.
  2. Keep your air filter clean
    It’s so easy to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s detrimental for your air conditioner. A clogged air filter blocks air flow and that leads to your air conditioner running harder than it should. That makes it less effective and could raise your utility bills. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to switch it regularly.
  3. Schedule regular maintenance
    To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon 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 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 additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Home Comfort Heating & Air in Elk River at 763-276-0617.