Sometimes 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 headache or something as normal as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you need 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 number of things that we don’t do that may possibly lead to AC repair.
While the desire is to elude these scenarios, 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 strange actions from your air conditioner
It can be awfully easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner during the summer months when it runs quite 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 variety of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could mean that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds happen, the greater the chance that you could 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 an expert opinion before anything greater arises.
- Ignore 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 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 reach out to Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, regular maintenance on your air conditioner is critical to ensuring that your system is working 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 concerns 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 encountered by Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning in Omaha, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning at 402-509-5940 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.