3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership is a lot of work. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could lead to your needing an AC repair. There are a few 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 become accustomed to all the sounds that normally occur in your house, but always be sure to take note if your air conditioner begins making unusual sounds. It may be an odd hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you normally hear, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a massive 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 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 dirty and set a reminder to switch it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires regular 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 bigger issues that lead to an AC repair. Whether 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 Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. in Midlothian at 804-379-1155. If you’ve noticed a problem, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.