3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership is a lot of work. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple could be the catalyst to your 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 pricey repairs: Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner You become accustomed 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’re used to hearing, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Tri County Air Care LLC can help you nip a problem in the bud 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 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 cause your utility bills to increase. Pay attention to 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 put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles that could’ve easily been identified during a maintenance appointment turn into larger issues that lead to an AC repair. No matter if 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 more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas at 469-617-3437. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.