3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership is a lot of work. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that small could lead to your needing an AC repair. There are a few things you should always remember to do when it comes to your air conditioner that could save you from potentially pricey repairs: Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner You become familiar with all the sounds that ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to pay attention 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 ignore it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc 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 grimy 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. 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 depends upon routine maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of issues 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 fend off AC repairs. If you want to learn some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile at 251-471-2674. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.