There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as routine as forgetting to change the air filter and now you require 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 may possibly lead to AC repair.
While the desire is to get around these situations, 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 uncommon actions from your air conditioner
It can be relatively easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner through 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 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 last, the greater the chance that you may 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 a professional opinion before anything bigger arises.
- Pay no attention to your air filter
Air filters are one of the most basic things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them regularly. 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. Swapping 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 Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled 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 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 encountered by Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. in Haines City, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. at 863-216-2923 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.