3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that small could start you on the path to 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 costly repairs: Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner You get used to all the sounds that ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to take note if your air conditioner starts 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 ignore it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a bigger 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 grimy 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. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to swap it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To make certain 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 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 avoid AC repairs. If you want to learn some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Pinellas County at 727-398-5515. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.