3 Things Homeowners Don't Do That Leads to AC Repair

August 05, 2015

There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as routine as forgetting to switch 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 may possibly lead to AC repair.

While the desire is to get around 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.

  1. 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 quite often, but that doesn’t mean you should disregard any out-of-place sounds or actions that happen.

    Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could point out that there is something wrong with your system. The longer these sounds go on, 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 a pro’s opinion before anything greater arises.

  2. Pay no attention to your air filter
    Air filters are one of the easiest 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 monthly 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 get ahold of Farnell Mechanical, Inc. and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Like to an oil change on your vehicle, routine maintenance on your air conditioner is essential to ensuring that your system is running at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off regular maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Farnell Mechanical, Inc. at 334-245-4748 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.