At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as routine 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 variety of things that we don’t do that could eventually lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to avoid 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 strange 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 fairly often, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore 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 let it be. These sounds could indicate 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.
- Forget about your air filter
Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them routinely. 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. Changing your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to call Custom Air Systems Inc and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, routine maintenance on your air conditioner is critical to ensuring that your system is running 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 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 heard by Custom Air Systems Inc in Port St. Lucie, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Custom Air Systems Inc at 772-247-2283 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.