3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015 Homeownership puts a lot on your plate. Occasionally too much. Projects seem to multiply and sometimes easy tasks, like changing your air filter, fall to the wayside. That shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Wrong. Something that simple could lead to your needing an AC repair. There are a couple 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 get used to all the sounds that normally occur in your house, but always be sure to take notice if your air conditioner starts making unusual sounds. It may be a strange 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 an increased chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning can help you address a small problem before it turns into a massive problem. Keep your air filter clean It’s really 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 makes your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. 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 annual maintenance just like your car does. If you delay this preventive maintenance, it could cost you a lot of problems 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 escape AC repairs. If you want to learn some more tips to help prevent AC repairs, call iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning in Chicago at 773-704-0640. If you’ve noticed an issue, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.