At times 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 routine as forgetting to change 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 goal is to avoid these situations, 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 pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs fairly often, 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 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 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 a professional opinion before anything bigger arises.
- Forget about 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 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 Gillman Heating and Air and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Like to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled 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 routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a liability 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 defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Gillman Heating and Air in Perry, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Gillman Heating and Air at 478-202-3076 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.