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

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Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as routine as forgetting to change 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 number of 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.

  1. Disregard unusual actions from your air conditioner
    It can be awfully easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner during the summer months when it runs regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise.

    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 go on, the greater the chance that you might 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 pro’s opinion before anything bigger arises.

  2. Ignore your air filter
    Air filters are one of the easiest 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 regularly. A dirty air filter not only decreases air flow, it makes it tougher for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your monthly costs. Changing 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 AW Heating & Air Conditioning and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, routine maintenance on your air conditioner is crucial 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 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 encountered by AW Heating & Air Conditioning in Lincoln, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call AW Heating & Air Conditioning at 402-438-7992 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.

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