3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Sometimes 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 start you on the path to needing an AC repair. There are a couple things you should keep in mind 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 get used to all the sounds that regularly 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’re accustomed to hearing, have it checked out. If you ignore it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Langford Cooling can help you get in front of a small problem before it turns into a larger problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s so easy to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s detrimental for your air conditioner. A grimy air filter blocks air flow and makes your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could lead to an increase in 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 issues that could’ve easily been identified 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 avoid AC repairs. If you want to learn more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Langford Cooling in Tampa Bay at 813-898-9553. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.