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 grow larger than originally planned and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that simple could start you on the path to 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 accustomed 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 bizarre hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you normally hear, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at True Temp Heating & Air Inc can help you address 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 bad for your air conditioner. A grimy 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 grimy and set a reminder to switch it regularly.
  3. Schedule regular maintenance
    To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs annual maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems that could’ve easily been detected 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 fend off AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth at 706-695-7492.