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

August 05, 2015

Homeownership is a lot of work. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple could start you on the path to 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 become accustomed to all the sounds that normally 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 normally hear, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Colvin's Heating and Cooling can help you nip a problem in the bud 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 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 raise your utility bills. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to change it regularly.
  3. Schedule regular maintenance
    To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs regular maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of issues 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 some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Colvin's Heating and Cooling in Excelsior Springs at 816-379-3918.