3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership is a lot of work. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could be the catalyst to your needing an AC repair. There are some things you should never forget to do when it comes to your air conditioner that could save you from potentially costly repairs: Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner You become accustomed to all the sounds that regularly occur in your house, but always be sure to take note if your air conditioner starts making unusual sounds. It may be a bizarre hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you normally hear, have it checked out. If you ignore it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Breeze Air and Heat can help you address a small problem before it turns into a massive problem. 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 dirty air filter blocks air flow and makes your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could lead to an increase in your utility bills. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to switch it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires regular maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles 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 escape AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Breeze Air and Heat in Fort Worth at 817-864-1021. If you’ve noticed a problem, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.