3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Sometimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes small tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that small could start you on the path to needing an AC repair. There are a couple things you should keep in mind 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 get used to all the sounds that regularly occur in your house, but always be sure to pay attention if your air conditioner starts 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 a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc can help you nip a problem in the bud before it turns into a bigger problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s not hard 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 causes your air conditioner to 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 clogged and set a reminder to switch it regularly. Schedule regular maintenance To make certain it is operating at its best, your air conditioner depends upon regular maintenance just like your car does. If you put off this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of troubles that could’ve easily been identified 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 more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc in Rapid City at 605-342-5107. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.