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 beast or something as simple as forgetting to swap 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 number of things that we don’t do that may eventually lead to AC repair.
While the goal 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 strange 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 discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other number 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 go on, 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 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 fly under the radar. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be switching them routinely. A dirty air filter not only inhibits air flow, it makes it more difficult for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your monthly 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 call Siloam Springs Heating & AC 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 essential to ensuring that your system is running at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache 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 protect against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Siloam Springs Heating & AC in Siloam Springs, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Siloam Springs Heating & AC at 479-308-8176 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.