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

August 05, 2015

Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a big 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 pricey repairs:

  1. 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 notice 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC can help you nip a problem in the bud before it turns into a massive problem.
  2. Keep your air filter clean
    It’s really easy to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s not good for your air conditioner. A clogged air filter blocks air flow and makes your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could raise your utility bills. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to change it regularly.
  3. Schedule regular maintenance
    To make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon routine maintenance just like your car does. If you put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems that could’ve easily been detected during a maintenance appointment turn into larger issues that lead to an AC repair.

No matter if 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 more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton at 513-268-5164.