Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, 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 get used to all the sounds that ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to take note 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 ignore it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling can help you nip a problem in the bud 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 not good 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 lead to an increase in your utility bills. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to change 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 delay 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 avoid AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Three Rivers Heating & Cooling in Portland at 503-213-4433.