3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership is a lot of work. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Something that simple 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 pricey repairs: Notice unusual sounds from your air conditioner You become familiar with all the sounds that ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to take notice 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 1st Choice Service Group 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 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 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 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 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 additional ways to help prevent AC repairs, call 1st Choice Service Group Inc in Asheville at 828-551-2913. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.