Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as simple as forgetting to change the air filter and now you require 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 number of things that we don’t do that may possibly lead to AC repair.
While the desire is to elude these circumstances, we’ve put together 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 relatively easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs fairly often, but that doesn’t mean you should disregard any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other number of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could indicate that there is an issue 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 unscheduled outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a professional opinion before anything greater arises.
- Forget about your air filter
Air filters are one of the easiest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often fly under the radar. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them on a schedule. A dirty air filter not only inhibits air flow, it makes it more difficult for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your energy 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 reach out to Stanford Heating & Cooling and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Like 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 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 protect against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones seen by Stanford Heating & Cooling in Bloomfield, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Stanford Heating & Cooling at 812-825-8695 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.