At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a beast 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 harder than they need to be. Of course heating and cooling isn’t exempt from this either, as there are a variety of things that we don’t do that could possibly lead to AC repair.
While the objective is to avoid these circumstances, we’ve covered three of the most common things homeowners do related to their air conditioners prior to making the call for AC repair.
- Disregard unusual actions from your air conditioner
It can be pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner during the summer months when it runs fairly often, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could point out that there is something wrong with your system. The longer these sounds last, the greater the chance that you may need to set up an AC repair appointment or worse, have an unscheduled outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a professional opinion before anything greater arises.
- Ignore your air filter
Air filters are one of the most basic things to deal with as a homeowner, but often fly under the radar. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing them routinely. 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. Switching your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to get ahold of Point Heating & Cooling and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, routine maintenance on your air conditioner is essential to ensuring that your system is operating at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off scheduled maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache 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 seen by Point Heating & Cooling in Plover, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Point Heating & Cooling at 715-504-0533 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.