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 an animal or something as simple as forgetting to switch 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 variety of things that we don’t do that might eventually lead to AC repair.

While the objective is to elude these scenarios, we’ve put together 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 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 let it be. These sounds could indicate that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds happen, the greater the chance that you might 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 larger arises.

  2. 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 switching them routinely. A dirty air filter not only inhibits air flow, it makes it tougher for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your energy costs. Switching your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to get ahold of Moyer Total Indoor Comfort 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 essential 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 headache if it develops larger issues 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 heard by Moyer Total Indoor Comfort in Kutztown, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Moyer Total Indoor Comfort at 484-646-3363 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.