Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant 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 costly repairs:
- Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner
You get used to all the sounds that normally occur in your house, but always be sure to take notice 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 ignore it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Mayeuxs AC & Heating can help you nip a problem in the bud before it turns into a bigger problem.
- Keep your air filter clean
It’s so easy to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s bad for your air conditioner. A dirty air filter blocks air flow and makes your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could cause your utility bills to increase. Pay attention to 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 needs routine maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles that could’ve easily been discovered 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 more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Mayeuxs AC & Heating in Norco and St. Charles Parish at (985) 764-2426.