At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as routine as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you face 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 could potentially lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to elude these situations, 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 awfully 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 disregard 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 leave it be. These sounds could point out that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds last, the greater the chance that you could 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 pro’s opinion before anything greater arises.
- Ignore your air filter
Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them on a schedule. 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 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 North Mechanical Heating and Cooling and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, regular maintenance on your air conditioner is essential 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 liability 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 seen by North Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Payson, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call North Mechanical Heating and Cooling at 928-263-8570 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.