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 accumulate and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that small could start you on the path to 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 costly repairs: Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner You become familiar with 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 avoid it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at C-N-O Comfort Zone can help you address a small problem before it turns into a bigger problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s not hard to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s bad for your air conditioner. A clogged 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 grimy and set a reminder to change it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires routine maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles 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 fend off AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters at 636-578-1777. If you’ve noticed a problem, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.