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 problem, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could start you on the path to needing an AC repair. There are a few 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 familiar with 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 neglect it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at B & G HVAC can help you address a small problem before it turns into a massive problem.
  2. Keep your air filter clean
    It’s not hard 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 raise your utility bills. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to swap it regularly.
  3. Schedule regular maintenance
    To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs annual 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 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 additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call B & G HVAC in Marshalltown at 641-323-1210.