There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project 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 face 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 potentially lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to elude these scenarios, we’ve put together 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 awfully easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs quite often, but that doesn’t mean you should discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that happen.
Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other host of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could indicate that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you might need to set up an AC repair appointment or worse, have an unplanned outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a professional opinion before anything bigger 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 without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be switching 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 utility 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 get ahold of Halverson Brothers Inc and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, regular 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 scheduled maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a ticking time bomb 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Halverson Brothers Inc in Menomonie and western Wisconsin, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Halverson Brothers Inc at 715-352-4052 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.