Sometimes as homeowners we cause ourselves more grief than necessary, from believing we can fix the plumbing ourselves to forgetting to keep up on our regular air conditioner maintenance and having to call for an air conditioner repair. It’s easy to make things a lot harder than they need to be and your air conditioner is no exception.
We know how hot a New England summer can get, so we put together some common things to look out for to keep this season cool and free from major air conditioner repairs.
- Ignoring Changes in the Sound of Your AC
If your system starts making strange sounds or starts behaving any differently, don’t ignore it. Anything out-of-the-ordinary is your air conditioner’s way of letting you know something is wrong. The longer the sounds continue the greater the possibility that you may need to call for AC repair. You don’t want to wait until your repair turns into an emergency or outage. It’s best to call an expert and get their opinion before, what is possibly a small problem, creates bigger problems.
- Forgetting Your Air Filter
Changing your air filter is a simple thing to do that’s very easy to forget. It’s important to change your air filter regularly. If your filter is dirty the air flow throughout your house is inhibited and your system has to work harder to do its job. This will not only cause it to be less efficient with will raise your utility bill, but it will also shorten the life of your system. Your filters should be changed every few months. If you have any questions about how often you should be changing your filter, the team at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone would be happy to help you figure out your filter changing schedule.
- Not Scheduling Regular Maintenance
Think of your annual AC tune-up as getting an oil change on your car. It is an essential part of keeping your system running at its best. Your regularly scheduled maintenance is the time where any small problems can be caught before they become larger issues.
The team at Climate Zone is here to keep your system running smoothly all year long. These tips should keep you from having to call us for any emergency repairs, but we’re here 24/7 if any emergency arises. If you have any questions about what you can do to keep your air conditioner running at tip-top shape or need us to come out and take a look at things, call us at (978) 872-1190 or use our online scheduler.