Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as routine as forgetting to swap 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 variety of things that we don’t do that could potentially lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to get around 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 uncommon 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 regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should disregard any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other host of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could point out that there is an issue 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 unscheduled outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a pro’s opinion before anything greater arises.
- Ignore your air filter
Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be switching them on a schedule. 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 utility 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning 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 crucial 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 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning at 805-242-9638 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.