3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Occasionally 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 problem, right? Wrong. Something that small 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 get used to all the sounds that ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to pay attention if your air conditioner seems to be 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 higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Superior Comfort Systems can help you nip a problem in the bud before it turns into a massive problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s so 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 causes your air conditioner to work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could raise your utility bills. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to switch it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires routine maintenance just like your car does. If you put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles that could’ve easily been identified 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 Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville at 828-775-5176. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.