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 multiply and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that small 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 costly repairs: Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner You become accustomed to all the sounds that regularly occur in your house, but always be sure to take notice if your air conditioner seems to be 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 neglect it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC can help you address a small problem before it turns into a massive problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s so easy to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s not good 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 lead to an increase in your utility bills. Keep an eye on how quickly your filter becomes grimy and set a reminder to swap it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs regular maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles 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 avoid AC repairs. If you want to learn more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC in East Peoria at 309-437-2703. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.