There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as routine as forgetting to swap 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 number of things that we don’t do that might potentially lead to AC repair.
While the objective is to avoid these scenarios, 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 uncommon actions from your air conditioner
It can be relatively easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs fairly often, but that doesn’t mean you should disregard any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could indicate that there is something wrong 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 unscheduled outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get an expert opinion before anything greater arises.
- Ignore your air filter
Air filters are one of the most basic 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 routinely. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it a challenge 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 reach out to Kapaun & Brown Inc. and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, routine 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 scheduled maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache if it develops larger concerns that require AC repair.
Regardless of the age of your air conditioner, there are things that can be done to protect against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Kapaun & Brown Inc. in Marshalltown, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Kapaun & Brown Inc. at 641-812-2028 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.