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 an animal or something as simple as forgetting to change 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 potentially lead to AC repair.
While the objective is to elude 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 unusual actions from your air conditioner
It can be awfully 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 disregard 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 a problem with your system. The longer these sounds last, the greater the chance that you might 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.
- Ignore 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 regularly. A dirty air filter not only decreases 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. Switching your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to call Honke Heating & AC and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, regular 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 issues 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 Honke Heating & AC in Gresham, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Honke Heating & AC at 503-663-8033 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.