There are times when 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 switch the air filter and now you require 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 variety of 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 uncommon actions from your air conditioner
It can be pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore any out-of-place sounds or actions that happen.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could indicate 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 unscheduled outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get an expert opinion before anything larger arises.
- Forget about 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 changing 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 call Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Comparable 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 regular maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning in Kearney, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning at 308-624-3485 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.