3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership is a lot of work. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple could lead to your 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 get used to all the sounds that ordinarily 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’re used to hearing, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning can help you nip a problem in the bud 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 not good for your air conditioner. A grimy air filter blocks air flow and makes your air conditioner 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 clogged and set a reminder to swap it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs routine maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount at 540-483-5605. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.