There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as simple as forgetting to change 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 few things that we don’t do that might potentially lead to AC repair.
While the objective is to get around 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 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 number of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could point out 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 unplanned outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a professional opinion before anything bigger arises.
- Forget about your air filter
Air filters are one of the simplest 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 routinely. A dirty air filter not only decreases 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. Changing 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 M & S Heating & Air LLC 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 crucial to ensuring that your system is working at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off scheduled 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 protect against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones seen by M & S Heating & Air LLC in Mechanicsville, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call M & S Heating & Air LLC at 301-363-4699 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.