3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that simple could be the catalyst to your needing an AC repair. There are a few things you should keep in mind 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 ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to take notice 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 ignore it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at James Heating & A/C, Inc can help you address 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 detrimental 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 cause your utility bills to increase. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to change it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires 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 detected 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 fend off AC repairs. If you want to learn more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington at 336-853-6070. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.