3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could start you on the path to 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 expensive repairs: Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner You get used to all the sounds that ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to take note if your air conditioner seems to be 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 a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Cool Air Solutions can help you nip a problem in the bud before it turns into a larger problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s so easy 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 lead to an increase in your utility bills. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes grimy and set a reminder to change it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs regular 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 identified 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 avoid AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta at 951-676-2665. If you’ve noticed a problem, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.