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 was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as routine as forgetting to change the air filter and now you face 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 number of things that we don’t do that might eventually lead to AC repair. While the objective is to avoid these situations, 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 throughout 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 number of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could point out that there is an issue 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 out-of-the-blue outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a pro’s opinion before anything bigger arises. Pay no attention to your air filter Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them routinely. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it a challenge for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your energy 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 call Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled 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 regular 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 defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc at 715-421-5555 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.