At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as normal as forgetting to change 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 variety of things that we don’t do that could possibly lead to AC repair.
While the desire is to elude 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 uncommon 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 disregard any out-of-place sounds or actions that happen.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety 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 could 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 an expert opinion before anything larger arises.
- Ignore your air filter
Air filters are one of the simplest 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 inhibits air flow, it makes it tougher for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your monthly 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 call Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services 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 essential to ensuring that your system is working at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache if it develops larger issues 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 Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services in Anchorage, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services at 907-202-9798 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.