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3 Things Homeowners Dont Do That Leads to AC Repair

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 more difficult 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 avoid 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.

  1. Disregard uncommon 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 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 host of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could mean 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 a professional opinion before anything larger arises.

  2. Forget about your air filter
    Air filters are one of the easiest 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 impacts 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 call Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. 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 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 seen 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.

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