3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, slip through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could be the catalyst to your needing an AC repair. There are a couple things you should never forget 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 regularly 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’re used to hearing, have it checked out. If you avoid it, you’ll have a higher chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help you address a small problem 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 not good for your air conditioner. A grimy air filter blocks air flow and that leads to your air conditioner running harder than it should. That makes it less effective and could raise your utility bills. Keep an eye on 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 requires routine 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 discovered 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 escape AC repairs. If you want to learn some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe at 913-432-3342. If you’ve noticed any troubles, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.