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 multiply and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. 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 couple 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 normally 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’re used to hearing, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Anderson Heating & A/C can help you nip a problem in the bud before it turns into a bigger problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s so easy to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s detrimental for your air conditioner. A clogged air filter blocks air flow and causes your air conditioner to work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could cause your utility bills to increase. Make note of 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 needs routine maintenance just like your car does. If you put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of issues that could’ve easily been discovered 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 Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City at 775-882-8154. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.