3 Things Homeowners Don't Do That Leads to AC Repair

August 05, 2015

Homeownership is a lot of work. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to accumulate and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could be the catalyst to your needing an AC repair. There are some things you should keep in mind to do when it comes to your air conditioner that could save you from potentially pricey repairs:

  1. 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 pay attention 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 used to hearing, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. can help you nip a problem in the bud before it turns into a bigger problem.
  2. Keep your air filter clean
    It’s really easy to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s not good 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 lead to an increase in your utility bills. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes grimy and set a reminder to swap it regularly.
  3. Schedule regular maintenance
    To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon regular maintenance just like your car does. If you put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles that could’ve easily been discovered 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 Bell Air Conditioning Inc. in Belton at 254-307-9572.