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 headache or something as normal as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you need AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot harder than they need to be. Of course heating and cooling isn’t exempt from this either, as there are a variety of things that we don’t do that could eventually lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to get around 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 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 fairly often, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore 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 let it be. These sounds could point out that there is something wrong with your system. The longer these sounds happen, 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 professional 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 go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing them routinely. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it tougher 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 reach out to Jent Mechanical LLC and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Like to an oil change on your vehicle, routine maintenance on your air conditioner is critical to ensuring that your system is operating at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off scheduled maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a liability 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 defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Jent Mechanical LLC in Dayton, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Jent Mechanical LLC at 937-845-1111 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.