3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could lead to your 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 pricey 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 pay attention if your air conditioner seems to be making unusual sounds. It may be a strange hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you normally hear, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Summit Air Conditioning Inc can help you nip a problem in the bud before it turns into a massive problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s really easy 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 lead to an increase in your utility bills. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to change it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires annual maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems that could’ve easily been identified 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 escape AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Summit Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach at 561-582-3390. If you’ve noticed a problem, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.