3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as normal as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you require AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot tougher 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 desire 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 strange actions from your air conditioner It can be pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner during 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 number of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could mean that there is an issue 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 professional opinion before anything larger arises. Ignore 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 changing them regularly. A dirty air filter not only decreases 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. 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 Colvin's Inc and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Like to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled 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 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 Colvin's Inc in Excelsior Springs, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Colvin's Inc at 816-630-2702 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.