3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that small could lead 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 expensive 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 pay attention if your air conditioner starts making unusual sounds. It may be an odd hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you’re accustomed to hearing, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, 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 so 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 causes your air conditioner to work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could raise your utility bills. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to switch it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires regular maintenance just like your car does. If you put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of issues that could’ve easily been identified during a maintenance appointment turn into substantial issues that lead to an AC repair. It makes no difference if 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 some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. in Longview at 903-758-0701. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.