3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could start you on the path to needing an AC repair. There are some 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 begins making unusual sounds. It may be a strange hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you normally hear, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a massive 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 grimy air filter blocks air flow and causes your air conditioner to work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could cause your utility bills to increase. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to change it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires regular maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of issues that could’ve easily been discovered 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton at 805-688-4018. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.