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

August 05, 2015

Homeownership is a lot of work. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could start you on the path to 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:

  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 note if your air conditioner starts 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 avoid it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning 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 dirty 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. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes grimy and set a reminder to swap it regularly.
  3. Schedule regular maintenance
    To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires routine maintenance just like your car does. If you put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline at 309-323-9584.