There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as routine as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you require 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 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 strange 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 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 host of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could mean that there is an issue 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 out-of-the-blue outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get an expert 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 fly under the radar. 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 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 get ahold of Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled 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 seen by Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc in Racine, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc at 262-358-9468 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.