There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as simple as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you need 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 number of things that we don’t do that might potentially lead to AC repair.
While the objective is to get around 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 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 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 something wrong 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 unplanned outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a pro’s opinion before anything greater arises.
- Forget about 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 changing them regularly. A dirty air filter not only decreases air flow, it makes it a challenge for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your monthly 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 call All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc 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 crucial 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 liability 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 All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc at 256-801-4701 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.