At times 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 normal 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 variety of things that we don’t do that may potentially lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to avoid 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 awfully easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner through 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 number of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could indicate that there is something wrong with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you could 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 professional opinion before anything greater arises.
- Pay no attention to 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 switching them regularly. A dirty air filter not only inhibits air flow, it makes it more difficult for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your monthly 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 Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, regular maintenance on your air conditioner is crucial to ensuring that your system is working at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine 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 protect against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling in Columbus, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling at 614-451-0846 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.