3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple could start you on the path to needing an AC repair. There are a few things you should never forget 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 ordinarily occur in your house, but always be sure to take note if your air conditioner seems to be 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 neglect it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Hix Air Conditioning 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 not hard to forget to clean or change your air filter, but it’s detrimental for your air conditioner. A grimy air filter blocks air flow and causes your air conditioner to work harder than it needs to. That makes it less effective and could cause your utility bills to increase. Pay attention to how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to switch it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To guarantee it is operating at its best, your air conditioner needs routine maintenance just like your car does. If you put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems that could’ve easily been identified during a maintenance appointment turn into substantial issues that lead to an AC repair. It makes no difference 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 some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee at 918-682-8238. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.