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3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair

Homeownership adds a lot to your plate. Oftentimes too much. Projects seem to grow larger than originally planned and sometimes simple tasks, like changing your air filter, fall through the cracks. That shouldn’t be a huge deal, right? Wrong. Something that seemingly insignificant could lead to your needing an AC repair. There are a few things you should keep in mind to do when it comes to your air conditioner that could save you from potentially pricey repairs:

  1. 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 note 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 accustomed to hearing, have it checked out. If you neglect it, you’ll have a greater chance of an emergency AC repair. The professionals at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help you nip a problem in the bud before it turns into a bigger problem.
  2. 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 clogged air filter blocks air flow and that leads to your air conditioner running harder than it should. That makes it less effective and could cause your utility bills to increase. Make note of how quickly your filter becomes dirty and set a reminder to change it regularly.
  3. Schedule regular maintenance
    To ensure it is operating at its best, your air conditioner requires routine maintenance just like your car does. If you postpone 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 escape AC repairs. If you want to learn more ways to help prevent AC repairs, call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield at 661-437-3499. If you’ve noticed a problem, we’ll be out when you call or when you schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.