Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as normal as forgetting to change 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 few things that we don’t do that may eventually lead to AC repair.
While the desire is to avoid 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.
- Disregard unusual actions from your air conditioner
It can be relatively easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner during 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 variety of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could mean that there is an issue 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 pro’s opinion before anything larger arises.
- Pay no attention to your air filter
Air filters are one of the most basic 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 on a schedule. 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. 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 Speedy Air Conditioning 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 critical 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 ticking time bomb 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 Speedy Air Conditioning in Naples, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Speedy Air Conditioning at 239-244-3439 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.