3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as simple as forgetting to change the air filter and now you face 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 could eventually lead to AC repair. While the objective is to elude these scenarios, 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 awfully easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs regularly, 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 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 might 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 bigger arises. Forget about 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 switching them routinely. A dirty air filter not only inhibits 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. Switching your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to get ahold of Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC and we’d be more than happy to help. 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 operating at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a ticking time bomb 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 defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC at 513-275-3601 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.