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 easy tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could be the catalyst to your needing an AC repair. There are a couple things you should never forget to do when it comes to your air conditioner that could save you from potentially expensive repairs: Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner You become accustomed to 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 accustomed to hearing, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating can help you nip a problem in the bud 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 detrimental for your air conditioner. A clogged air filter blocks air flow and makes your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could raise your utility bills. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to switch it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires annual maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles 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 avoid AC repairs. If you want to learn some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton at 979-532-2511. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.