Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as simple as forgetting to switch 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 possibly lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to get around these circumstances, 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 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 ignore 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 let it be. These sounds could point out that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds happen, the greater the chance that you might 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 an expert opinion before anything greater arises.
- Forget about 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 changing them routinely. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it more difficult 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 Watts Electric & A/C Inc and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Like to an oil change on your vehicle, regular maintenance on your air conditioner is critical to ensuring that your system is working 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 issues 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 seen by Watts Electric & A/C Inc in Columbia, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Watts Electric & A/C Inc at 601-736-7362 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.