3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as simple as forgetting to switch 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 variety of things that we don’t do that may possibly lead to AC repair. While the objective is to elude these circumstances, 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 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 disregard any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise. Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could point out that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds last, the greater the chance that you may 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 an expert opinion before anything greater 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 changing them on a schedule. 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 energy 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 Knoechel Heating Company 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 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 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones seen by Knoechel Heating Company in Zelienople, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Knoechel Heating Company at 724-452-6280 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.