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 grow larger than originally planned and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could lead to your 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 pricey repairs: Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner You become familiar with all the sounds that ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to pay attention if your air conditioner begins making unusual sounds. It may be an odd hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you’re used to hearing, have it checked out. If you ignore it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Clean Air HVAC can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a larger problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s not hard to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s bad for your air conditioner. A dirty air filter blocks air flow and that leads to your air conditioner running harder than it should. That makes it less effective and could cause your utility bills to increase. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes grimy and set a reminder to swap it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs annual 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 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 avoid AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco at 925-689-7017. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.