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 headache or something as simple as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you face 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 could potentially lead to AC repair. While the objective is to elude these situations, we’ve covered three of the most common things homeowners do related to their air conditioners prior to making the call for AC repair. 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 quite often, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore any out-of-place sounds or actions that happen. Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other host of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could point out that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you may need to set up an AC repair appointment or worse, have an unplanned outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a pro’s opinion before anything bigger arises. Pay no attention to 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 swapping them routinely. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it more difficult 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 reach out to Southern 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, scheduled maintenance on your air conditioner is critical to ensuring that your system is running at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a liability 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 protect against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. at 256-574-1300 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.