Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as routine as forgetting to change 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 might possibly lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to elude these scenarios, 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 during the summer months when it runs quite often, but that doesn’t mean you should disregard any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other host of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could indicate that there is a problem 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 unplanned outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get an expert opinion before anything bigger arises.
- Ignore your air filter
Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be switching them regularly. 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 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 call Herman Allen Plumbing, 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 critical to ensuring that your system is working 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 defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling in Greater Richmond, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling at 804-302-6657 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.