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 task that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as routine as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you need 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 potentially lead to AC repair. While the goal 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 regularly, 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 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 most basic 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 impacts 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 call Air Quality Solutions and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, regular maintenance on your air conditioner is crucial 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 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 seen by Air Quality Solutions in Grove City, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Air Quality Solutions at 614-871-4144 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.