Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as normal as forgetting to change the air filter and now you require 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 few things that we don’t do that could eventually lead to AC repair.
While the desire is to elude these situations, 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 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 leave it be. These sounds could mean that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds happen, 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 an expert opinion before anything greater arises.
- Pay no attention to 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 on a schedule. A dirty air filter not only inhibits 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. Swapping 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 YES R&M Inc. and we’d be more than happy to help.
- Don’t schedule regular maintenance
Comparable 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 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by YES R&M Inc. in Long Beach, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call YES R&M Inc. at 562-286-6624 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.