3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as simple as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you require 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 may possibly lead to AC repair. While the objective is to elude 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 unusual actions from your air conditioner It can be relatively easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner through 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 variety of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could mean that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds happen, the greater the chance that you might 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 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 changing them routinely. 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 monthly costs. Swapping 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 Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc 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 essential 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 ticking time bomb 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 protect against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc in Bossier City, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc at 318-747-4965 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.