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3 Things Homeowners Dont Do That Leads to AC Repair

There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as simple as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you need AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot tougher 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 may 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.

  1. Disregard strange actions from your air conditioner
    It can be relatively 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 happen.

    Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety 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 unplanned outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a pro’s opinion before anything bigger arises.

  2. Pay no attention to your air filter
    Air filters are one of the simplest 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 more difficult for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your utility costs. Changing 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 Gillman Heating and Air and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. 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 operating at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off regular 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 heard by Gillman Heating and Air in Perry, but there are numerous 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.

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