3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership is a lot of work. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that simple could lead to your needing an AC repair. There are some things you should always remember 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 pay attention 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 used to hearing, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Scott Temperature can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a bigger 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 that leads to your air conditioner running harder than it should. That makes it less effective and could raise your utility bills. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to swap it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To guarantee 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 issues that could’ve easily been discovered 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 escape AC repairs. If you want to learn more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Scott Temperature in Lawrence at 785-843-2244. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.