3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as simple as forgetting to change the air filter and now you face 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 might potentially lead to AC repair. While the objective is to get around 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 strange actions from your air conditioner It can be awfully easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner through 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 a problem with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you could 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 a pro’s opinion before anything larger arises. Ignore your air filter Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often fly under the radar. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing them regularly. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it tougher 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 Assured Appliance and 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 working 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 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 encountered by Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Assured Appliance and Heating & Air at 847-293-0047 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.