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 simple as forgetting to swap 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 potentially lead to AC repair.
While the objective 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.
- Disregard uncommon 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 regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that happen.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other number of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could mean 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 an expert 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 fly under the radar. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing 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 monthly 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc 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 critical to ensuring that your system is operating at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in South Beloit and Belvidere, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc at 877-389-2465 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.