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 small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple 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 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 seems to be 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 neglect it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at KDM Service Corporation can help you address 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 causes your air conditioner to 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 change it regularly.
  3. Schedule regular maintenance
    To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon regular maintenance just like your car does. If you delay 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 some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa at 205-208-8090.