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 grow larger than originally planned and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple could start you on the path to needing an AC repair. There are some 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 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 normally hear, have it checked out. If you ignore it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Service Plus Mechanical can help you address a small problem before it turns into a massive 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 clogged air filter blocks air flow and makes your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could raise your utility bills. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to change it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon routine 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 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 fend off AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Service Plus Mechanical in Aurora at 630-809-6319. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.