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

August 05, 2015

At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as normal as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you need 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 objective is to avoid 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 strange actions from your air conditioner
    It can be pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner during the summer months when it runs fairly often, but that doesn’t mean you should discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise.

    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 an issue with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you may 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 greater arises.

  2. Ignore your air filter
    Air filters are one of the most basic things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing them regularly. A dirty air filter not only decreases air flow, it makes it tougher 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Comparable 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 regular maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a liability 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 seen by Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces at 308-646-3827 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.