3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that small could start you on the path to needing an AC repair. There are a few things you should keep in mind 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 take notice if your air conditioner begins making unusual sounds. It may be a strange hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you’re accustomed to hearing, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Abilene Air-Tech Inc can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a bigger problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s not hard 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 raise your utility bills. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to switch it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon 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 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 some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene at 325-692-5850. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.