3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. 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 never forget 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 become accustomed to all the sounds that normally 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’re accustomed to hearing, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC 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 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 lead to an increase in your utility bills. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to swap it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To guarantee 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 detected 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 some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton at 513-275-3601. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.