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 had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as simple as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you need 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 goal is to avoid 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.

  1. Disregard unusual actions from your air conditioner
    It can be pretty 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 discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur.

    Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other number of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could point out that there is an issue 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 out-of-the-blue outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a pro’s opinion before anything larger arises.

  2. Forget about your air filter
    Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often fly under the radar. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be switching them regularly. 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 Connolly Electric & Mechanical 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 operating at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off scheduled maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a ticking time bomb 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 heard by Connolly Electric & Mechanical in Cottonwood , but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Connolly Electric & Mechanical at 928-244-8840 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.