Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as routine as forgetting to switch 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 could potentially lead to AC repair.
While the objective is to get around these circumstances, we’ve put together three of the most common things homeowners do related to their air conditioners prior to making the call for AC repair.
- Disregard uncommon actions from your air conditioner
It can be pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs fairly often, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore 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 ignore it. These sounds could indicate that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds happen, the greater the chance that you may 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 an expert opinion before anything greater arises.
- Forget about your air filter
Air filters are one of the easiest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing them on a schedule. A dirty air filter not only inhibits air flow, it makes it more difficult for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your energy costs. Swapping your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to call Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, routine maintenance on your air conditioner is crucial to ensuring that your system is operating at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off scheduled maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a ticking time bomb if it develops larger problems 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning at 209-257-3156 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.