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

August 05, 2015

At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as normal as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you need AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot more difficult 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 may potentially 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 strange actions from your air conditioner
    It can be awfully easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs quite 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 host 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 last, 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 greater arises.

  2. Ignore 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 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 Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, routine maintenance on your air conditioner is critical to ensuring that your system is operating at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off regular maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a liability 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 defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Saint Petersburg, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc at 727-369-6195 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.