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

August 05, 2015

Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as routine 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 few things that we don’t do that may possibly lead to AC repair.

While the objective is to elude these circumstances, 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 uncommon 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 ignore any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur.

    Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety 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.

  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 without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them routinely. A dirty air filter not only decreases air flow, it makes it a challenge for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your monthly 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 Alliance Team and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Like to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled maintenance on your air conditioner is essential to ensuring that your system is working at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache 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 protect against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Air Alliance Team in Ballwin and St. Charles, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Air Alliance Team at 636-206-4250 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.