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 grow larger than originally planned and sometimes simple 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 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 familiar with all the sounds that normally occur in your house, but always be sure to pay attention if your air conditioner begins making unusual sounds. It may be a strange 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 an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Ken Parker Service Inc can help you nip a problem in the bud before it turns into a larger problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s really easy 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 cause your utility bills to increase. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to swap it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon annual maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of issues 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 additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville at 903-883-2829. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.