3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a headache 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 variety of things that we don’t do that could eventually lead to AC repair. While the goal is to get around these scenarios, we’ve covered 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 relatively easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs quite 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 let it be. These sounds could point out that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds last, 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 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 go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be switching 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 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 reach out to ACS Inc and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, regular maintenance on your air conditioner is critical to ensuring that your system is operating 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 ACS Inc in Metro Atlanta, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call ACS Inc at 770-939-7500 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.