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 headache or something as routine as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you face 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 number of things that we don’t do that could possibly lead to AC repair.
While the goal 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 pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner through the summer months when it runs regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other number of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could point out 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 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 easiest 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 on a schedule. A dirty air filter not only decreases air flow, it makes it a challenge for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your energy 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 reach out to LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Similar 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 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 LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Paxinos, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. at 570-648-0748 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.