3 Things Homeowners Don't Do That Leads to AC Repair

August 05, 2015

Sometimes 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 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 goal 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.

  1. 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 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 let it be. These sounds could indicate 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 larger arises.

  2. 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 swapping them regularly. 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 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.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Like to an oil change on your vehicle, regular 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 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 seen 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 318-855-2326 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.