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

August 05, 2015

Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. 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 keep in mind to do when it comes to your air conditioner that could save you from potentially expensive 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 note if your air conditioner begins 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 avoid it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Durable Service can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a larger 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 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 clogged and set a reminder to swap it regularly.
  3. Schedule regular maintenance
    To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon routine maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of issues that could’ve easily been discovered 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 fend off AC repairs. If you want to learn some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Durable Service in Holdrege at 308-995-8177.