There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as normal as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you require 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 number of things that we don’t do that might possibly lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to avoid these situations, we’ve covered three of the most common things homeowners do related to their air conditioners prior to making the call for AC repair.
- Disregard unusual 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 regularly, 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 indicate that there is something wrong 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 out-of-the-blue outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a professional opinion before anything larger arises.
- Ignore your air filter
Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often fly under the radar. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them routinely. A dirty air filter not only inhibits air flow, it makes it tougher for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your energy 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 call Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc 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 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 defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Heflin, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc at 256-270-1196 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.