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 beast or something as routine as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you face 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 number of things that we don’t do that may possibly lead to AC repair. While the desire is to avoid these circumstances, 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. Disregard strange actions from your air conditioner It can be relatively easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner through 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 host of sounds, don’t just leave 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 could 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. Forget about your air filter Air filters are one of the most basic 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 decreases air flow, it makes it a challenge 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 Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Similar 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 regular maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache 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 protect against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing in Selbyville, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing at 302-436-2922 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.