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 small 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 costly repairs:

  1. Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner
    You become familiar with all the sounds that regularly occur in your house, but always be sure to pay attention 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 accustomed to hearing, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating can help you address a small problem before it turns into a bigger problem.
  2. Keep your air filter clean
    It’s not hard 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. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to switch it regularly.
  3. Schedule regular maintenance
    To make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs routine maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone 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 fend off AC repairs. If you want to learn more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating in Laguna Niguel at 949-525-9119.