3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership is a lot of work. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could start you on the path to 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 costly 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 pay attention if your air conditioner seems to be making unusual sounds. It may be an odd hum or rattling, or another sound, but if it’s not a sound you normally hear, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning can help you address a small problem before it turns into a massive problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s not hard to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s detrimental 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 raise your utility bills. Pay attention to 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 depends upon 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 discovered during a maintenance appointment turn into bigger issues that lead to an AC repair. Whether 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 Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland at 909-982-5698. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.