It’s about that time of year to start making some new resolutions that will improve your home. And the best place to get ideas for new AC repair goals this year is from smart homeowners that have been through it all and have learned from those personal experiences that make you wise. Here are a few of the ways that homeowners prevent and handle AC repair to ensure that they keep their unit running like new.
Change Filters Religiously
We know that you’ve heard it before – and you’ll hear it again! It’s crucial when your goal is to reduce the amount of AC repairs that you change your filter on a regular basis. Make sure that you get everyone involved to ensure that this step isn’t getting skipped in your normal routine. When deciding how often to change and clean your filter, factor in how many pets and people you have living in the home, or how much foot traffic you have going through on a weekly basis. If you’re sons entire baseball team treks through your house a few times a week, you may need to up the number of times you change the filter a year.
Get the Entire Family Involved
It doesn’t matter whether you have a big family, roommates, or a stubborn teenager living with you – get everyone that uses the air conditioning unit involved in the maintenance and care. You can keep a chart on your fridge so that everyone knows what is due and what choirs have been completed. The more everyone is involved, the better your unit will work, and faster you’ll be alerted when an AC repair is necessary.
See Savings on Your Energy Bill
The more you pay attention to your air conditioning unit and how you treat it, the more savings you’ll see on your energy bill. Keeping bills low is on most people’s list of goals, and you have an opportunity to do this when you keep up with AC repairs and yearly maintenance. If you start to notice your energy costs slowly rise over time, you’ll want to get the experts involved.
Stay Proactive with AC Repairs
Life gets busy and it can be difficult to stay on top of tasks like AC repairs. However, this year make it a goal that you don’t gloss over repairs and just deal with issues like a thermostat that isn’t working correctly or low airflow. Let the pros come out and diagnose the problem and you’ll find that you prevent larger repairs in the future because you were letting a little one slide.
Have a Quality Heating and Cooling Company
If you don’t know who you’re going to call when you need an AC repair find a reliable company now. Just having their number on the fridge or on your phone, and understanding the services that they provide will give you peace of mind and help you stay calm if you need a repair.