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 grow larger than originally planned and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, 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 notice if your air conditioner starts making unusual sounds. It may be a bizarre 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 an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Air Max HVAC Inc can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a larger problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s really easy to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s bad 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 make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs annual maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems that could’ve easily been detected 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 Air Max HVAC Inc in Thousand Oaks at 805-217-8662. If you’ve noticed a problem, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.