Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as routine as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you face AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot tougher than they need to be. Of course heating and cooling isn’t exempt from this either, as there are a few things that we don’t do that may eventually lead to AC repair.
While the objective is to avoid these circumstances, we’ve written about three of the most common things homeowners do related to their air conditioners prior to making the call for AC repair.
- Disregard uncommon actions from your air conditioner
It can be relatively easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other number of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could indicate that there is something wrong with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you may need to set up an AC repair appointment or worse, have an out-of-the-blue outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a pro’s opinion before anything bigger arises.
- Pay no attention to your air filter
Air filters are one of the easiest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be switching them regularly. A dirty air filter not only decreases air flow, it makes it tougher for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your utility costs. Changing your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to reach out to Edington Heating & Cooling Inc and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, regular maintenance on your air conditioner is crucial to ensuring that your system is operating at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a ticking time bomb if it develops larger problems that require AC repair.
Regardless of the age of your air conditioner, there are things that can be done to ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Edington Heating & Cooling Inc in Troy, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Edington Heating & Cooling Inc at 937-558-9478 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.