3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership is a lot of work. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple could lead to your needing an AC repair. There are a couple things you should keep in mind 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 pay attention 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 normally hear, have it checked out. If you ignore it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Beck Cohen can help you get in front of a small problem 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 detrimental for your air conditioner. A dirty 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. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes grimy and set a reminder to swap it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs annual 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 discovered 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 additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Beck Cohen in Charlottesville at 434-296-0129. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.