There are times when 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 switch the air filter and now you need AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot tougher 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 may possibly lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to avoid these circumstances, we’ve written about 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 fairly often, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could indicate that there is a problem 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 pro’s opinion before anything larger arises.
- Ignore your air filter
Air filters are one of the easiest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing them routinely. A dirty air filter not only decreases 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. 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 A&M Heating & Cooling LLC and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, regular 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 defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by A&M Heating & Cooling LLC in Tucson, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call A&M Heating & Cooling LLC at 520-200-1048 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.