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 multiply and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could lead to your 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 become accustomed to all the sounds that regularly occur in your house, but always be sure to take notice if your air conditioner starts making unusual sounds. It may be an odd hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you normally hear, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Stan's Heating, Inc 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 bad for your air conditioner. A grimy 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. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to switch it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires routine maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles that could’ve easily been detected during a maintenance appointment turn into bigger issues that lead to an AC repair. Whether your air conditioner is new or if you’ve had it for years, you can do these things to fend off AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario at 541-889-3987. If you’ve noticed a problem, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.