There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as simple as forgetting to change 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 number of things that we don’t do that could eventually lead to AC repair.
While the goal is to get around these circumstances, 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 during the summer months when it runs quite 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 number of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could mean that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds happen, 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 professional opinion before anything larger arises.
- Forget about 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 switching them routinely. A dirty air filter not only impacts 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. 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 Vogts Heating & Air 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 critical 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 liability if it develops larger issues 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 heard by Vogts Heating & Air in Pocatello, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Vogts Heating & Air at 208-621-0129 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.