3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that small could be the catalyst to your needing an AC repair. There are a couple 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 normally occur in your house, but always be sure to take notice 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 an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at White Mechanical, 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 not good 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 raise your utility bills. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes grimy and set a reminder to change it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires regular maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of issues that could’ve easily been discovered 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 more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call White Mechanical, Inc. in Laguna Hills at 949-716-8379. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.