3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015Sometimes 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 number of things that we don’t do that could potentially lead to AC repair. While the desire is to elude these situations, 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 uncommon actions from your air conditioner It can be pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner through the summer months when it runs fairly 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 ignore it. These sounds could mean that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds last, 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 a professional opinion before anything larger 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 without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them on a schedule. 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 utility 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 Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, routine 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 scheduled 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones seen by Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Madera, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 559-675-1681 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.