3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership puts a lot on 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 problem, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could lead to your needing an AC repair. There are some things you should always remember 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 notice if your air conditioner starts making unusual sounds. It may be a bizarre hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you normally hear, have it checked out. If you ignore it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc can help you address 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 bad for your air conditioner. A grimy 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. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes clogged and set a reminder to change it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs 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 fend off AC repairs. If you want to learn some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield at 217-210-2662. If you’ve noticed a problem, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.