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 grow larger than originally planned and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that small could lead to your needing an AC repair. There are a few things you should always remember 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 get used to all the sounds that normally 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 ignore it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Gordon Air Conditioning can help you address a small problem before it turns into a larger problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s not hard 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 that leads to your air conditioner running harder than it should. That makes it less effective and could raise your utility bills. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to swap it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon routine maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems 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 escape AC repairs. If you want to learn additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview at 850-682-5509. If you’ve noticed a problem, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.