3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Occasionally 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 start you on the path to 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 costly repairs: Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner You become accustomed to all the sounds that normally 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 bizarre 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 an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at B & G HVAC 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 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 ensure 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 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 escape AC repairs. If you want to learn more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call B & G HVAC in Marshalltown at 641-752-3429. If you’ve noticed a problem, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.