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

August 05, 2015

At times 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 routine as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you need 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 eventually lead to AC repair.

While the objective is to get around these circumstances, we’ve written about three of the most common things homeowners do related to their air conditioners prior to making the call for AC repair.

  1. 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 ignore any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise.

    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 something wrong 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 unplanned outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a pro’s opinion before anything greater arises.

  2. Pay no attention to your air filter
    Air filters are one of the easiest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing them regularly. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it tougher for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your utility 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 Gee & Missler 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, scheduled maintenance on your air conditioner is essential to ensuring that your system is running at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off scheduled maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a liability 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 defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning at 734-363-8907 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.