At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as normal as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you need 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 few things that we don’t do that may possibly lead to AC repair.
While the objective is to avoid 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 strange 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 quite often, 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 host of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could mean that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you might need to set up an AC repair appointment or worse, have an unplanned outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a professional opinion before anything bigger 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 swapping them regularly. 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 Smyth 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, scheduled 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 liability 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Smyth Air Conditioning Inc in Lake Worth, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Smyth Air Conditioning Inc at 561-533-6066 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.