There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that was supposed to be 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 tougher 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 could eventually lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to avoid 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 pretty 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 ignore any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise.
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 an issue with your system. The longer these sounds happen, 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 greater arises.
- Forget about your air filter
Air filters are one of the most basic things to deal with as a homeowner, but often fly under the radar. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them on a schedule. 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 energy 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 Airmax Long Island Inc and we’d be more than happy to help.
- 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 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 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 Airmax Long Island Inc in Suffolk/Nassau County, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Airmax Long Island Inc at 631-737-5566 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.